Abitate U is a prescription medicine that contains Abiraterone Acetate as an active ingredient, used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It is available in the form of a tablet with a strength of 250 mg and is sold in a pack of 120 tablets. Abiraterone Acetate is a type of hormone therapy drug that works by blocking the production of male hormones (androgens) in the body, which can help slow down the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Each Abitate U tablet contains 250mg of Abiraterone Acetate as the active ingredient. The tablet also contains excipients like magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica, and lactose monohydrate.
The primary use of Abitate U is in the treatment of prostate cancer, which is cancer that affects the prostate gland in men. Abiraterone Acetate works by blocking the production of androgens, which can help control the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. It is used in combination with other medications like prednisone or prednisolone to treat advanced prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and is not responding to other treatments.
Usage and Dosage:
The recommended dosage of Abitate U is one tablet (250mg) taken once daily, with or without food. It is usually taken in combination with prednisone or prednisolone. The dosage may be adjusted by the doctor based on the patient’s response to the treatment, overall health, and other factors.
Abitate U tablets should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. Do not use the medication after the expiry date has passed.
Mechanism of Action:
Abiraterone Acetate works by blocking the production of androgens in the body, which are male hormones that can stimulate the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. Androgens are produced by the adrenal glands and testes. Abiraterone Acetate blocks an enzyme called CYP17, which is needed for the production of androgens. This reduces the levels of androgens in the body, which can help slow down the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells.
Abitate U should not be taken by people who are allergic to Abiraterone Acetate or any other ingredients in the medicine. It should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it may harm the unborn baby or pass into breast milk. The medication should also not be used by men with severe liver problems or who have a history of adrenocortical insufficiency.
Abitate U may interact with other medications, including blood thinners, medicines that affect liver enzymes, and medicines that lower blood pressure. It is important to inform the doctor of any other medications being taken before starting treatment with Abitate U.
Like all medications, Abitate U may cause side effects in some people. The most common side effects include tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Other possible side effects include high blood pressure, low potassium levels, and liver problems. If any side effects are experienced, it is important to inform the doctor immediately.