Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)
What is Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) used for?
Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) is used to treat prostate cancer. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as anti-androgens, which work by helping to reduce the amount of testosterone produced by the body. By starving the cancerous cells of the testosterone they need to grow, the treatment may then shrink the prostate tumor.
How should I use Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) tablets should be taken with meals. The exact dosage required will vary for each patient, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed, and never exceed the recommended dosage.
What are the side effects of Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
This medication may also cause other more serious side effects to occur, such as breathlessness, liver problems, increased hair growth or changes in hair color.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.