Brand Name : Abirapro Tablets
Contents : Abiraterone acetate
Form : Tablet
Strength : 250mg
Manufacturer : Glenmark
Packing : Pack of 120 tablets
What is Abirapro 250 mg Tablet?
Abirapro belongs to the group of medications called antineoplastics, or anti-cancer medications. Abirapro, an oral medication, contains Abiraterone Acetate as active ingredient. It is a prescription drug that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
What is the use of Abirapro 250mg (Abiraterone Acetate 250mg) Tablet?
Abirapro (Abiraterone) is an oncology drug, used in combination with other medicines to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Prostate cancer : Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. It occurs when abnormal cells develop in the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system). These abnormal cells can continue to multiply in an uncontrolled way and sometimes spread outside the prostate into nearby or distant parts of the body.
How Does Abirapro 250mg (Abiraterone Acetate 250 mg) Tablet Work?
Abiraterone belongs to the class of medications called androgen biosynthesis inhibitors. Androgens are male hormones that can promote tumor growth in the prostate gland. This medication works by reducing androgen production in the body.
What are the side effects of Abirapro 250 mg Tablet?
When you take Abiraterone 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:
Common Side Effects of Abirapro Tablet :Swelling ; Vomiting ; Diarrhea ; Fatigue ; Painful or difficult urination ; Heartburn ; Nausea ; Hot flushes; Muscle pain ; Vomiting ; Skin rash ; Weight gain etc.
Serious Side Effects of Abirapro Tablet : 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.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Abirapro Abiraterone Tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
What are the precautions & warnings of Abiraterone 250 mg Tablets?
Before Taking Abirapro cancer medication, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
Missed Dose : More than 80% of patients occasionally miss a dose of their medication. Forgetting to take your medicines at the normal time means they might not work as well as they should. For best results, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of Abirapro medication as instructed. If you miss a dose, contact your health care provider or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Be careful not to take doses too close together because you might get side effects. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose : If you’ve taken more than the recommended amount of Abiraterone 250 mg Tablet or enough to have a harmful effect on your body’s functions, you have overdosed. A wide range of signs and symptoms can occur when a person overdoses, and everyone responds differently. The severity of a drug overdose depends on the drug, the amount taken, and the physical and medical history of the person who overdosed. If you think you or your friend has overdosed, call an ambulance straight away. You and your friend need medical help as soon as possible.
Allergies : Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Abirapro cancer drug or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes or preservatives. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Pregnancy : Naturally, if you are pregnant and taking Abirapro medicine, one of your greatest concerns will be for your unborn child. Because, this cancer medicine may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. So, if you are pregnant or may become pregnant, please tell your doctor. Your pharmacist must understand your condition in order to monitor your health, and so your baby can be protected from infection soon after birth. You can also consult with your doctor about birth control methods that will work for you.
Breast-feeding : It is not known whether Abirapro cancer medicine is excreted in human milk. Mothers should be instructed not to breastfeed if they are taking Abiraterone medicine.
Medical History : Some medical conditions may interact with Abirapro. If you have any health problems, please inform your doctor or pharmacist, especially if any of the following apply to you:
• If you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
• if you have a history of diabetes, lupus, pancreatitis, lung or breathing problems, kidney problems etc.
• If you have problems with your hormone glands (eg, thyroid, pituitary).
• If you have liver problems.
• If you have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus);
• If you have high cholesterol or triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood);
• If you have congestive heart failure;
• If you have any type of active infection;
• If you recently had surgery or plan to have surgery;
• If you have a history of fluid retention etc.
What are the storage instructions for Abirapro Abiraterone Medicine?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner. The major instructions one should follow while storing Abiraterone Tablets include:
• Store Abiraterone tablets in a cool and dry place (Not in refrigerator).
• Discard the medicine if its expiry date (exp. date) has crossed.
• Keep this cancer medicine away from the reach of children or pets. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
• Keep your tablets in the original container until it is time to take them.
• Do not store Abirapro or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.