What is Zecyte 250 mg Tablet ?
Zecyte belongs to the group of medications called antineoplastics, or anti-cancer medications. It contains a medicine called Abiraterone Acetate. It is a prescription medicine that can be purchased by a patient only against a valid prescription of a healthcare professional. Do not share this cancer medicine with others because it can cause serious side effects to people until the condition is not monitored by a pharmacist.
When is Zecyte 250 mg Tablet prescribed ?
Zecyte (Abiraterone Acetate) is indicated for use in combination with other medicine for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
How Does Zecyte (Abiraterone) Tablet Work ?
Abiraterone is known as an androgen biosynthesis inhibitor. Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. The main androgens in the body are testosterone. Almost all testosterone in men is made by the testicles. A very small amount is made by the adrenal glands, which sit above the kidneys. Abiraterone reduces the amount of testosterone made by your body. This reduces testosterone levels and may shrink the prostate cancer or stop it growing.
What are the adverse effects of Zecyte 250 mg Tablets ?
When you take Zecyte 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 Acetate :
Common Side Effects Zecyte Tablets : Swelling ; Vomiting ; Diarrhea ; Fatigue ; Painful or difficult urination ; Heartburn ; Nausea ; Hot flushes; Muscle pain ; Vomiting ; Skin rash ; Weight gain etc.
Serious Side Effects of Zecyte Tablets : 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.
These are not all the side effects with Abiraterone 250mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
What are the safety measures of Zecyte 250 mg ?
Before Taking Zecyte, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Zecyte may be harmful in pregnancy and there is a potential risk of miscarriage or carrying a child with birth defects if you or your partner becomes pregnant during this time. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.|
|This medicine is not indicated for use in women. It is not known if Abiraterone is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from Zecyte, a decision should be made to either discontinue nursing, or discontinue the drug taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.|
|Your health care professional may recommend blood tests to see how your body is working. Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working.|
|Before taking Zecyte, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Abiraterone, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Abiraterone tablets. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Abiraterone 250 mg.|
|If you take Zecyte, you must stop drinking alcohol. This is one of the ways to prevent this disease from getting worse. If you are dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking, your doctor can recommend a therapy that’s tailored for your needs.|
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Zecyte may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.|
|Missing a dose of Zecyte can upset your treatment plan. If you do miss one of your doses, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time to take your next dose. In this case, you should just skip the missed dose. Don’t take a double dose to “make up” for the one you missed. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.|
|Do not take Zecyte the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|During your treatment with Zecyte, it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, liver problems, HIV, triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.|
What are the storage instructions for Zecyte 250 mg ?
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.
- Store Abiraterone at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
• Store it in a cool, dry place, protected from light and refrigerated when necessary. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
• Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
• If you’re driving, you may want to have certain medicines at hand, but don’t store them in the glove compartment, where they could be damaged from the heat, cold, or rain outside or from the car’s heater or air conditioner.
• Always remember to store your medication out of sight and reach of children and pets, to prevent accidental ingestion.