Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate)

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What is Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) prescribed for?

Androcur is an anti-androgen medicine. male sex hormones which are also produced in women (albeit in smaller quantities)
In some types of prostate cancer, androgens may promote cancer cell growth. Cancer growth can be slowed or stopped with Androcur by blocking these hormones. To prevent any initial worsening of the disease, it may also be used with other medicines or after surgically removing the testes to treat symptoms such as "hot flushes" or "sweats". Males can also use this to reduce abnormal sex drive.

Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) FAQs

How To Use Androcur?

Take Androcur tablets after meals twice to three times per day, dividing the dose into 2 to 3 doses. The recommended dose for men who had an orchiectomy (removal of the testicles) is 100 mg to 200 mg daily divided into two doses.

Body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications can affect a person's medication dosage. You should not change the way you're using the medication without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

When you first start taking Androcur , you may feel tired and weak. Your body should become used to the medication after about three months, reducing this effect. Your doctor may need to monitor your liver function during treatment

Make sure the medication is stored at room temperature, protected from light and moisture, and kept out of the reach of children. If you miss a dose you can take it when you remember. Avoid taking a double dose as it may increase your risk of experiencing side effects.

What are the possible side effects of Androcur?

The most commonly reported side effects of Androcur include:

  • weight changes
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • reduced (or increased) sexual drive
  • vomiting
  • impotence
  • breast lumps (e.g., swelling and tenderness, skin irritation, pain)
  • dizziness
  • tiredness or weakness
  • frequent urination
  • diarrhea
  • heartburn
  • unusual increase in hair growth
  • decreased sexual interest or ability
  • hair loss
  • nausea
  • headache
  • swelling of the breasts or breast soreness
  • decreased fertility
  • hot flashes
  • constipation
  • blood clots

Seek medical attention if you experience the symptoms or signs of serious adverse reactions. These include low red blood cell count, worsening liver disease, vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds, shortness of breath.

What are Drug Interactions of Androcur?

Few known Drug Interactions of Androcur are listed below:

  • Phenobarbital
  • Pomalidomide
  • Enzalutamide
  • Cyclosporine
  • Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Apalutamide
  • Testosterone and Androgens
  • Primidone
  • Hiv Protease Inhibitors (E.g., Atazanavir, Darunavir, Ritonavir, Saquinavir)
  • Corticosteroids (E.g., Dexamethasone, Hydrocortisone, Prednisone)
  • Carbamazepine
  • Phenytoin
  • Cobicistat
  • "Statin" Cholesterol Medications (E.g., Atorvastatin, Lovastatin, Simvastatin)
  • Rifampin
  • Lumacaftor and Ivacaftor
  • "Azole" Antifungals (E.g., Itraconazole, Ketoconazole, Voriconazole)

A complete list of Androcur Drug Interactions is not available on this page.

Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.

How much does Androcur cost in Canada?

Starting price of Androcur 50mg cost in Canada
- 60 tabs - $124.95 USD ($2.08 per tabs)
- 120 tabs - $220.50 USD ($1.84 per tabs)
- 180 tabs - $315.00 USD ($1.75 per tabs)

How much is generic equivalent Cyproterone Acetate cost in Canada?

Starting price of Cyproterone Acetate 50mg cost in Canada
- 60 tabs - $126.00 USD ($2.10 per tabs)
- 120 tabs - $241.50 USD ($2.01 per tabs)
- 180 tabs - $346.50 USD ($1.93 per tabs)

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.