What is Abiraterone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zytiga

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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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Abiraterone

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

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Abiraterone

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Abiraterone

Multiple reasons could be selected

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

Duration

Currently taking Abiraterone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Abiraterone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$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
Goserelin (Zoladex) 1

Patients stopped taking Abiraterone and switched to:

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