Buy Zytiga - Generic Abiraterone Online
This medication is used to treat prostate cancer. Abiraterone belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-androgens (anti-testosterone). Testosterone, a natural hormone, helps prostate cancer to grow and spread. Abiraterone works by blocking the production of testosterone, thereby slowing the growth and spread of prostate cancer.
What is Zytiga?
Abiraterone works by reducing androgen production in the body. Androgens are male hormones that can promote tumor growth in the prostate gland. Zytiga is used together with steroid medication (prednisone or methylprednisolone) to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. abiraterone is used in men whose prostate cancer cannot be treated with surgery or other medicines. Abiraterone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How to use
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking abiraterone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Different brands of this medication may have different dosing directions. Do not change brands of this medication without your doctor's direction.
Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food) as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Taking abiraterone with food greatly increases the amount of this drug in your body and increases the risk of side effects.
Swallow whole. Do not crush or chew before swallowing. Pregnant women should wear gloves if handling the tablets. If the tablet is crushed or broken, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle it or breathe the dust from it (see also Precautions section).
The dosage is based on your medical condition, lab results, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not stop any medications for your prostate cancer unless told to do so by your doctor. Stopping your medications could allow the cancer to spread more rapidly.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens (such as urination becomes more difficult, bone pain increases).
What are the side effects of Zytiga?
Not everyone experiences the same severity or the same side effects. There are some very common side effects for Zytiga which includes constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, cough, hot flashes, vomiting, insomnia, anemia and high blood pressure. Less commonly, patients can experience headache, depcression, bruising, falls, increased urinary frequency, presence of blood in urine, fractures, weight gain, respiratory tract infections, irregular heart rate, heart failure, high levels of lipids in blood, or abnormal liver function tests. Rarely, Zytiga can also cause adrenal gland problems.
The possible Zytiga side effects include:
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Increase in urination
- Mild diarrhea, heartburn, upset stpomach
- Sweating, high temperature
- Swelling or discomfort in muscles or joints.
More serious side effects may include:
- Craving for salty food
- Extreme weakness, feeling faint
- Fast or uneven heartbeat
- Low potassium
- Nausea, vomiting, ongoing diarrhea, weight loss
- Pale skin, dark or patchy skin color
- Swelling in the ankles or feet
- Upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice.
You should not take Zytiga if you are known to be allergic to abiraterone, are pregnant or are currently diagnosed with any form of liver disease. You should inform your doctor if you currently have any of these other conditions. Low levels of potassium, any form of infection, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, recent heart attacks and a history of problems with your adrenal or pituitary are all conditions that can affect the medication you can take for your condition. Although Zytiga is not for use by women, it has been found that this medication, can cause harm to the unborn baby and also cause birth defect or complications. For males it is recommended that you always use a condom if your partner is currently pregnant, as this will stop any transfer of the medication from yourself to your partner.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.