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Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
Salt Composition : Apalutamide
Manufacturer : BDR PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONALS PVT LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
120 Capsule(s) In A Bottle
Introduction to Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
Apatide 60 mg consists of Apalutamide as its active ingredient. This medicine is an anti-cancer drug that belongs to the androgen receptor inhibitors class of medications. It is indicated for treating patients with certain types of prostate cancer whose cancer has spread to other parts of the body and still responds to a medical or surgical treatment that lowers testosterone (male reproductive hormone) or whose cancer has not spread to other parts of the body and no longer responds to a medical or surgical treatment that lowers testosterone.
Apatide 60 mg works by stopping the effects of androgen (male reproductive hormone) from stopping the growth or spread of cancer cells. Inform your physician if you have any symptoms of chest pain, indigestion, heart attack, trouble walking, and numbness in the face and body. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women because this may cause harm to your unborn baby. This medication may be taken with or without food. This medicine may cause fertility problems in males. Males should not become fathers or donate sperm during the treatment and for 3 months after the last done. Use effective birth control methods.
Uses of Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
- Metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer.
- Non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Therapeutic Effects of Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
Apatide 60 mg is a selective androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor that binds directly to the androgen receptor binding domain. It inhibits protein transportation in the nucleus, DNA binding, and AR-mediated transcription. Treatment with Apatide 60 mg reduces cancer cell growth and increases cell death, resulting in effective anticancer activity.
Interaction of Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Apatide 60 mg and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
- Store Apatide 60 mg in the original package at room temperature (20°C to 25°C)
- keep the tablets away from the reach of children and pets.
- If you missed a dose, do not take a double dose for the forgotten dose.
- If you have overdosed Apatide 60 mg tablets or someone accidentally takes your tablet, contact the hospital or a doctor immediately for medical advice.
How to consume Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
Apatide 60 mg is an orally administered drug. Take medicine as informed by your physician. It is usually taken with or without food once a day. Take medicine at around the same time every day. Swallow the tablets whole; do not split, chew, or crush them. Do not stop taking Apatide 60 mg without talking to your doctor.
Safety Advices for Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
You should know that Apatide 60 mg is only for use in men. This drug is not recommended for women, especially if they are or may become pregnant, because it may cause harm to the unborn baby and result in loss of pregnancy. It is better to discuss with a doctor to use of an effective contraceptive method during the treatment and for 3 months after the last dose if your male partner is consuming Apatide 60 mg. It is recommended to consult your physician if you are pregnant already or suspect pregnancy.
Apatide 60 mg is not indicated in females. It is unknown whether this medicine is excreted in human milk. It is impossible to rule out a risk for the nursing infant. Apatide 60 mg should not be used during breastfeeding.
It is unknown whether Apatide 60 mg can be used in patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether Apatide 60 mg can be used in patients with liver impairment. Consult your doctor if you have any liver diseases before starting the treatment.
Consuming alcohol may affect the effectiveness of Apatide 60 mg. Stop consuming alcohol if you are taking this medicine.
Caution is required while driving and operating machinery when you take Apatide 60 mg Tablet because it may cause dizziness, sleepiness, tiredness and risk to fall.
Side Effects of Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Increased cholesterol levels
- Increased blood pressure
- Swelling in lower legs or hands
- Rash and reddening of the skin
- Decreased body weight and loss of appetite
- Diarrhea and nausea
- Muscle pain
- Tiredness and dizziness
- Heart disease, stroke or mini-stroke
- Increased blood sugar levels
- Decreased white blood cells
- Fractures of bones
- Seizures and cerebrovascular events
- Severe skin reactions
Word of Advice
Inform your physician if you have any heart, kidney, liver, or lung disorders before the treatment. Your doctor might give you other medicines unless you had surgery to lower the amount of testosterone in your body. Continue taking this medicine with all the other medications that your doctor prescribes. Apatide 60 mg may cause birth defects if your male partner uses this medicine while planning for pregnancy. Use effective birth control pills or methods during the treatment and for 3 months after the last dose. Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments. Do not stop using this medicine, even for a short time, without first asking your doctor.
Q 1. What are the common side effects of Apatide 60 mg?
Decreased weight, loss of appetite, rash, tiredness, and dizziness are the few common side effects of Apatide 60 mg. Inform your doctor if you have had these side effects for a long time.
Q 2. Is Apatide 60 mg is only for males?
This medicine is not indicated to use in females. It is commonly used in men for treating certain types of prostate cancer.
Q 3. How is Apatide 60 mg administered?
Apatide 60 mg is currently available only in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth. Take medicine as prescribed by your physician. Do not chew or break the tablet. Swallow it as a whole.
Q 4. Are there any special precautions I should be aware of before starting the treatment with Apatide 60 mg?
Inform your physician about all the medical conditions you have and about all the medicines that you take. Do not plan for pregnancy if you are taking Apatide 60 mg. Use effective birth control methods.
Q 5. Can Apatide 60 mg cause infertility?
Yes, Apatide 60 mg may cause infertility in certain males. Inform your doctor before starting the treatment if you and your female partner are planning for pregnancy.
Q 6. How long do I need to take Apatide 60 mg?
It is advised to take as long as your doctor advises to take Apatide 60 mg. Do not stop taking the medication without consulting the physician.
Fact Box of Apatide 60mg Tablet 120's
Molecule name: Apalutamide
|Therapeutic class: Androgen receptor inhibitor|
Pharmacological class: Anti-Neoplastic drug
|Indications: Treatment for certain types of prostate cancer in males.|
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