What is Abiraterone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zytiga


Abiraterone is an anti-androgen that is used to treat metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (in combination with prednisone) in patients previously treated with docetaxel. 

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Abiraterone

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 1
Hot flashes 1
Lethargy 1
Shortness of breath with exertion 1

Why patients stopped taking Abiraterone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Abiraterone


Stopped taking Abiraterone

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Abiraterone after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Goserelin (Zoladex) 1

Patients stopped taking Abiraterone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Docetaxel (Taxotere) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Abiraterone.