Zytiga 250 mg Tablet ?
Zytiga belongs to the group of medications called antineoplastics, or anti-cancer medications. It contains a medicine called Abiraterone Acetate. It is a prescription medicine that can be purchased by a patient only against a valid prescription of a healthcare professional. Do not share this cancer medicine with others because it can cause serious side effects to people until the condition is not monitored by a pharmacist.
When is Zytiga 250 mg Tablet prescribed ?
Zytiga (Abiraterone Acetate) is indicated for use in combination with other medicine for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
How Does Zytiga (Abiraterone) Tablet Work ?
Abiraterone is known as an androgen biosynthesis inhibitor. Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. The main androgens in the body are testosterone. Almost all testosterone in men is made by the testicles. A very small amount is made by the adrenal glands, which sit above the kidneys. Abiraterone reduces the amount of testosterone made by your body. This reduces testosterone levels and may shrink the prostate cancer or stop it growing.
What are the adverse effects of Zytiga 250 mg Tablets ?
When you take Zytiga cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe and the risk of getting side effects varies from person to person. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Abiraterone Acetate :
Common Side Effects Zytiga Tablets : Swelling ; Vomiting ; Diarrhea ; Fatigue ; Painful or difficult urination ; Heartburn ; Nausea ; Hot flushes; Muscle pain ; Vomiting ; Skin rash ; Weight gain etc.
Serious Side Effects of Zytiga Tablets : Dizziness ; Loss of appetite ; Increased blood pressure ; Signs of heart problems (e.g., fast, irregular heartbeat or pulse, chest pain, difficulty breathing) ; Yellowing of the skin or eyes ; Unusual bruising or bleeding ; Increased cholesterol levels ; Blood in urine etc.
These are not all the side effects with Abiraterone 250mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.