Abiraterone is generally used in combination with prednisone or prednisolone to lower the risk of high blood pressure, edema (fluid retention in your body) or decrease in blood potassium levels. It can also be used in combination with androgen deprivation therapy to lower testosterone levels in case of early-stage hormone sensitive prostate cancer.
Abiraterone inhibits androgen production in your body and reduces the growth of prostate cancer. This medicine must not be taken with food, because presence of meals can interfere with its effect. During this treatment, your doctor would periodically check your blood to look for any unwanted side effects on your liver.
Take Abiraterone 250mg as directed by your physician. It should not be taken with meals. Take this medicine either 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating meals. Swallow the medicine completely with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.
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