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Abirapro 250mg Tablet
Salt Composition : Abiraterone Acetate
Manufacturer : GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
120 Tablet(s) In A Bottle
Introduction to Abirapro 250mg Tablet
Abirapro 250mg Tablet contains the active constituent abiraterone acetate. It is used in adult men to treat prostate cancer, which has spread to other parts of the body. It is usually given with steroid medication to lower the chances of side effects. When Abirapro 250mg Tablet is prescribed for an early stage of this disorder, it is used with testosterone lowering treatment. This medicine is not for use in women or children. Effective contraception must be taken throughout the treatment. This medicine contains lactose and sodium, inform your physician if you have lactose intolerance or on a salt control diet.
Inform to the physician if the patients have liver problems, high blood pressure, heart disorders, low blood potassium, diabetes, allergic conditions, or other diseases. Make sure to inform your physician of all the medicines, including supplements and herbal medicines, you are taking before you start the treatment with this medication. The most common side effects of this medication are fluid in feet or legs, high blood pressure, and diarrhea. A decrease in red blood cells and reduced sex drive may also occur with the intake of Abirapro 250mg Tablet. This medicine should not be taken with Ra-223, which is used to treat prostate cancer.
Uses of Abirapro 250mg Tablet
- Treatment of prostate cancer.
Therapeutic Effects of Abirapro 250mg Tablet
Abirapro 250mg Tablet works by inhibiting the production of hormone testosterone in the body. This can slow the growth of prostate cancer.
Interaction of Abirapro 250mg Tablet with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Abirapro 250mg Tablet and cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Abirapro 250mg Tablet
- This medicine does not require any particular storage condition.
- Keep out of sight and reach of children.
How to consume Abirapro 250mg Tablet
Abirapro 250mg Tablet medicine should always be consumed as per the direction of your physician or pharmacist. The drug should be taken by mouth. It should not be taken with food. Swallow the tablets whole with water without breaking them. Food must be eaten at least 2 hours before taking the medication and must not be eaten for at least 1 hour after taking the medicine. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not touch this medication without gloves.
Safety Advices for Abirapro 250mg Tablet
Abirapro 250mg Tablet is not indicated to be used during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not touch this medication without gloves.
Abirapro 250mg Tablet is not indicated to be used in breastfeeding women. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding before starting treatment with this medication.
Talk to your doctor if you have any lung conditions before starting treatment with Abirapro 250mg Tablet.
Talk to your doctor if you have any liver diseases before taking Abirapro 250mg Tablet, as this medication is contraindicated in patients with severe liver disorders.
It is not known whether it is safe to use Abirapro 250mg Tablet while consuming alcohol. Consult the doctor before taking this medication.
Abirapro 250mg Tablet is not likely to affect driving and the use of any tools or machines.
Side Effects of Abirapro 250mg Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medical treatment. Although all medicines can cause side effects, everyone will not get them.
- Low blood potassium levels (muscle weakness, muscle twitches, or pounding heartbeat)
- Fluid in legs or feet
- Low blood potassium
- High blood pressure
- Urinary tract infection
- High-fat levels in the blood
- Chest pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Rapid heart rate
- Bone fracture
- Blood in urine
Word of Advice
Inform the doctor if the patient has any liver problems, blood pressure, heart disorders, diabetes and medication taken for different medical conditions before taking Abirapro 250mg Tablet. The medicine should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. This medication should be taken orally in an empty stomach. It should not be taken with food and swallow the tablet as a whole with water without breaking them. Food must be eaten at least 2 hours before taking the medication and the patient is advised to eat after 1hr after consuming the medication. Blood pressure, potassium levels, liver function tests should be monitored regularly while taking this medication.
Q 1. How to take an Abirapro 250mg Tablet?
Abirapro 250mg Tablet should be taken as prescribed by the doctor and it should be taken in an empty stomach. Food must be eaten at least 2 hours before taking the medication and the patient is advised to eat after 1hr after consuming the medication.
Q 2. Can Abirapro 250mg Tablet cure prostate cancer?
Abirapro 250mg Tablet does not cure prostate cancer and it is used to treat prostate cancer which has spread to other parts of the body. It is usually given with steroid medication to lower the chances of side effects. This medication is prescribed at an early stage of the disorder and it is used along with testosterone lowering treatment.
Q 3. Can Abirapro 250mg Tablet worsen liver diseases?
Abirapro 250mg Tablet is not recommended in the patients with severe liver conditions as it can worsen the situation. Inform the doctor if the patient has liver disorders before taking this medication.
Q 4. How do Abirapro 250mg Tablet work?
Abirapro 250mg Tablet is an anticancer medication. It works by preventing production of androgen and thereby inhibiting an enzyme responsible for the production of androgen.
Q 5. Is Abirapro 250mg Tablet a chemotherapy drug?
No, Abirapro 250mg Tablet is not the chemotherapy drug and it is the hormonal treatment used to treat prostate cancer. It prevents the production of testosterone thereby reducing the growth of prostate cancer.
Q 6. What are the side effects of Abirapro 250mg Tablet?
The common side effects of Abirapro 250mg Tablet are fluids in legs, low blood potassium levels, high blood pressure, urinary tract infection, irregular heart beat, diarrhea, rashes and indigestion.
Fact Box of Abirapro 250mg Tablet
Molecule name: Abiraterone acetate
|Therapeutic class: Antineoplastics|
Pharmacological class: Androstene derivatives
1. Treatment of prostate cancer
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