Abirapro is a prescription medication used in the treatment of prostate cancer in men. It contains Abiraterone Acetate as the active ingredient and is manufactured by Glenmark (Onkos) Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Abirapro contains 250mg of Abiraterone Acetate as the active ingredient.
Abirapro is used in the treatment of prostate cancer in men. It is used along with prednisone (a steroid medication) to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and is resistant to other types of treatment. Abiraterone Acetate works by blocking the production of certain hormones that stimulate the growth of cancer cells.
Usage and Dosage:
Abirapro should be taken orally with or without food, as directed by your doctor. The recommended dosage for Abiraterone is 1000mg (four tablets) taken once daily. It should be taken at the same time each day. Abiraterone should be taken along with prednisone or a similar steroid medication.
Abirapro should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. It should be kept out of reach of children and should not be disposed of in household waste.
Mechanism of action:
Abiraterone Acetate works by blocking the production of androgen hormones that stimulate the growth of cancer cells. It works by inhibiting the enzyme that converts hormones like testosterone into a form that can stimulate the growth of cancer cells. This reduces the level of hormones in the body that are able to stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells, thereby slowing down or stopping the spread of the cancer.
Abirapro should not be used by individuals who are allergic to Abiraterone Acetate or any other ingredients in the medication. It should also be avoided by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Abirapro may interact with other medications and supplements that you are taking. It is important to inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescription, non-prescription, and herbal medicines.
Some common side effects of Abirapro include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased blood pressure, joint pain, and muscle weakness. If you experience any troublesome symptoms, notify your doctor immediately.