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Cyproterone - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Other Known Brands
  • Cypron    
  • Androcur    

Why do I need this medicine?

Cyproterone is used to treat prostate cancer.

It is also use to treat problems with controlling sexual impulses, urges, and behaviours in men.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Cyproterone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it together with food or immediately after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Cyproterone must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- liver disease
- liver tumor
- severe depression
- existing thromboembolism (blockage in blood vessel by a blood clot)
- brain and spinal cord tumor
- wasting diseases (diseases marked by progressive weight loss ang weakness)
as Cyproterone may not be suitable for you.

This medicine is not indicated for use in women.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease
- anemia (low red blood cell count)
- diabetes

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly. He may also need to do routine blood tests while you are being treated with Cyproterone.

What side effects could I experience?

Cyproterone may cause any of the following side effects: weight gain, depression, restlessness, shortness of breath, sudden feeling of feverish heat, sweating, and tiredness.

This medicine may cause decreased sex drive, sexual dysfunction, and breast enlargement in men. Discuss with your doctor if you are concerned with these side effects.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:

- yellowing of the skin or eyes with abdominal pain or persistent tiredness, nausea or vomiting
- swelling, redness or pain of the lower leg
- swelling or enlargement of the breast

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines used to treat diabetes e.g. pioglitazone, rosiglitazone
- medicines for to treat fungal infection e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole, clotrimazole
- medicines for epilepsy (seizure or fits) e.g. phenytoin
- cholesterol-lowering medicines e.g. pravastatin, rosuvastatin

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Cyproterone.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, such as traditional Chinese medicine, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol and St John's wort.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Cyproterone - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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