Abiraterone Acetate medicine is a sterol ester used for the treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. It plays the role of a prodrug, an antineoplastic agent and an EC steroid alpha-monooxygenase inhibitor. This active component is a sterol ester and a member of pyridines, which is derived from an abiraterone.
Class of Drugs – An anti-androgen
Molecular Formula – C26H33NO2
Molecular Weight - 391.5 g/mol
Working: This given active ingredient Abiraterone acetate acts by inhibiting specific enzymes in the adrenal glands that are responsible for producing androgens. It may cause high blood pressure, low levels of potassium in the blood, and fluid retention. Due to this risk, this ingredient should be used cautiously in people with a strong cardiovascular history, and they should be monitored closely for these symptoms.
Uses: Given medication is approved for the treatment of prostate cancer. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-androgens or anti-testosterone. These natural hormones help prostate cancer to grow and spread. It blocks the production of testosterone so as to slows the growth and spread of prostate cancer. It is indicated to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
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Abiraterone acetate is not suitable for women and children.