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ARBITUS 500MG TABLET_1
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Arbitus 500mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Abiraterone Acetate

Manufacturer : DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 39500
Price :12221
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60 Tablet(s) In A Bottle

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DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD offers a Patient Assistance Program on Arbitus 500mg Injection for its Indian patients to help reduce cost of their medications. Eligibility for PAP may vary. Click ‘Know More About PAP’ to get a call from us!

Patient Assistance Programs

DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD offers a Patient Assistance Program on Arbitus 500mg Injection for its Indian patients to help reduce cost of their medications. Eligibility for PAP may vary. Click ‘Know More About PAP’ to get a call from us!

Introduction to Arbitus 500mg Tablet

Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet. This medicine should not be taken with Ra-223, which is used to treat prostate cancer. 


Uses of Arbitus 500mg Tablet

  • Treatment of prostate cancer.

Therapeutic Effects of Arbitus 500mg Tablet

Arbitus 500mg Tablet works by inhibiting the production of hormone testosterone in the body. This can slow the growth of prostate cancer.


Interaction of Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet and cause undesirable side effects.


More Information about Arbitus 500mg Tablet

  • This medicine does not require any particular storage condition.
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.

How to consume Arbitus 500mg Tablet

Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Arbitus 500mg 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.

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Breast Feeding

  

Arbitus 500mg Tablet is not indicated to be used in breastfeeding women. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding before starting treatment with this medication. 

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Lungs

  

Talk to your doctor if you have any lung conditions before starting treatment with Arbitus 500mg Tablet.

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Liver

  

Talk to your doctor if you have any liver diseases before taking Arbitus 500mg Tablet, as this medication is contraindicated in patients with severe liver disorders.

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Alcohol

  

It is not known whether it is safe to use Arbitus 500mg Tablet while consuming alcohol. Consult the doctor before taking this medication.

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Driving

  

Arbitus 500mg Tablet is not likely to affect driving and the use of any tools or machines.


Side Effects of Arbitus 500mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medical treatment. Although all medicines can cause side effects, everyone will not get them. 

Serious:

  • Low blood potassium levels (muscle weakness, muscle twitches, or pounding heartbeat)

Common

  • Fluid in legs or feet
  • Low blood potassium
  • High blood pressure
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • High-fat levels in the blood
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Bone fracture
  • Indigestion
  • Blood in urine
  • Rash

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 Arbitus 500mg 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.


FAQs

Q 1. How to take an Arbitus 500mg Tablet?

Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet cure prostate cancer?

Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet worsen liver diseases?

Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet work?

Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet a chemotherapy drug?

No, Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet?

The common side effects of Arbitus 500mg 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 Arbitus 500mg Tablet

Molecule name: Abiraterone acetate 

Therapeutic class: Antineoplastics

 

Pharmacological class: Androstene derivatives

Indications: 

1. Treatment of prostate cancer


References

1. Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc, US Food and drug administration, [ Revised date: APR 2011] [ Accessed date: 26 MAY 2022], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/202379lbl.pdf 
2. Janssen- Cilag International NV, Electronics Medicine Compendium (emc), [Revised date: SEP 2021] [ Accessed date: 26 MAY 2022]  https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2381.pdf 
3. Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Natural products in cancer chemotherapy: hormones and related agents, 12th edition, 2011, 1707 - 1709. 
 


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