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Abiraterone Acetate is a prescription medicine that’s used in conjunction with prednisone to treat men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It works by blocking the production of hormones that can stimulate the growth of cancer cells.
We believe that high deductibles and copays shouldn’t prevent anyone from receiving the medications they need. That’s why at QuickRx, we offer a Medicare Copay Assistance Program. This is designed to help patients reduce their copays and out-of-pocket costs for their medication. Our program partners with various foundations and manufacturer assistance programs to help make a patient’s medication affordable.
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Abiraterone Acetate stops the androgen-making process that inhibits androgen at three sources—the testes, adrenal glands, and tumor.
Abiraterone Acetate is available in tablet form at 250mg per tablet. The most common dose is to take 1,000 mg of Abiraterone Acetate once per day along with 5 mg of prednisone orally twice per day, but you should aways consult your prescribing doctor to confirm which course of this medication is right for you.
Abiraterone Acetate may cause serious side effects including hypertension, adrenal problems, severe liver problems, low blood potassium levels, fluid retention, and irregular heartbeats. However, the most common side effects can include fatigue, heartburn or indigestion, sneezing, nasal congestion, ear congestion, body aches, sore throat, and upset stomach.
If you notice these or any other side effects that may be cause for concern please contact your prescribing doctor immediately or proceed to your nearest emergency room to confirm what you are experiencing is a result of this medication.
In addition, pregnant people or those who may become pregnant should take precautions and wear gloves when handling Abiraterone Acetate or its brand name counterparts. While there is no direct evidence that Abiraterone causes birth defects in humans when taken by the father at the time of conception, the drug can potentially affect sperm and its ability to fertilize an egg. Therefore, it is recommended that people who are taking Abiraterone should use effective contraception during sexual activity to avoid fathering a child while taking the drug.
Abiraterone Acetate comes in the form of tablets that are 250mg each. You may need to take multiple tablets at once to achieve the dose as prescribed by your doctor.
Take Abiraterone Acetate by mouth exactly as prescribed by your doctor. For the best results, take Abiraterone Acetate on an empty stomach one hour before you eat or two hours after you eat.
If you miss a dose of Abiraterone Acetate or Prednisone, you should take your prescribed dose the following day. If you miss more than one dose, please tell your healthcare provider immediately.
Abiraterone Acetate is known as an oral chemotherapy agent. Although these are commonly taken along with radiation, injectable or IV chemotherapy, oral chemotherapy agents are important in the regimen in decreasing tumor size and to stop the spread of the cancer. This medication should be handled with caution. While the pills have a thin coating on the outside, if the coating is exposed to water or the pill is otherwise split or damaged, please use gloves and take extra precaution when handling your medication. It is recommended to get in the habit of not touching this medication by administering it from a cup or the cap of your prescription bottle.