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This medicine is used to treat anti-androgen problems (inhibition of male sex hormones) associated with inoperable prostatic carcinoma (cancer of prostate).
The patients administered with this medicine may experience fatigue, depression, weight gain, gynecomastia (male breast enlargement), hair pattern changes, and osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones).
The patients with liver disease, malignant or wasting disease (excluding prostatic cancer), severe chronic depression, history of thrombosis (local blood clot) or embolism (blood clot causing vessel obstruction), incomplete testicular or bone development, and patients under 18 years should avoid use of this medicine.
The medicine begins working within the first week of treatment. Symptoms such as reduced sexual desire and erectile dysfunction may occur. By three to four weeks, the medicine usually shows the maximal effects.
Cyproterone acetate along with other medicines acts as an effective birth control. However, please consult your doctor before using it.
Cyproterone acetate, in combination with other medicines, may prove effective in the treatment of hair loss. It may also promote hair regrowth. Please consult your doctor for further guidance.
Please take cyproterone acetate after meals at the same time each day. This will also help you remember to take it every day. Missing dose may result in diminished effect. However, please do not double dose; continue normal dose in-case of missing the prescribed dose.
Cyproterone actetate is an anti-adrogen medicine. Its side effects include weight gain, depression, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction.
This medicine is used in preventing pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using it for further advice.
Some patients taking this medicine might experience infertility on continuous use, and irregular or prolonged or heavy vaginal bleeding during the first 2 or 3 cycles. If you experience any of these symtpoms please consult your doctor.
This medication is contraindicated in pregnant females as well as those patients who have hormone dependent cancer or are undergoing any type of diagnosis or therapy. A healthcare professional should be consulted for further details.
Consult your doctor if you’re taking another medicine with it.
If any of the side effect worsen, consult your doctor immediately.
Use this medicine as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
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