Abiraterone Acetate Oral Tablet 500 mg
For treating cancer.
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
Take the medicine on an empty stomach.
Empty stomach means waiting at least 2 hours after a meal.
Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.
Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Keep the medicine away from heat and light.
Tell your doctor if you have severe or persistent sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. These can increase your risk of a serious side effect.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to use a dose on time, just wait. Use the next dose at the usual time. Do not use 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
If you miss 2 or more doses in a row, contact your doctor for instructions.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
It is very important that you continue using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Please do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better after the first few days.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.
Always wash your hands after handling this medicine.
This medicine is not approved for use by women.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
This medicine is associated with a rare, but serious problem of the liver. Speak to your doctor about the early signs of liver problems and the benefits and risks of using this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may damage sperm. Men should use reliable birth control while taking this medicine.
Men with a female partner who is of childbearing age must use reliable birth control during sexual activity while taking this medicine and for 3 weeks after stopping to prevent pregnancy.
Women who are pregnant or in their childbearing years should not touch or handle this medicine. This medicine can be absorbed through the woman's skin and harm the unborn baby.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- increased risk for bone fractures
- feeling of heat or flushing
- flu-like symptoms
- high blood pressure
- pain in the joints
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- decreased appetite
- bone pain
- chest pain
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- fast or irregular heart beats
- sudden leg pain, swelling, warmth or redness
- symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
- muscle cramps
- muscle weakness
- shortness of breath
- increased urinary frequency
- difficulty or discomfort urinating
- severe or persistent vomiting
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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