What is Cyproterone Acetate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Androcur

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Cyproterone acetate, an antiandrogen, suppresses the actions of testosterone on tissues. It is commonly used as a treatment for prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, priapism, hypersexuality and other conditions in which androgen action maintains the disease process.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hormone replacement 2 1
Gender dysphoria 1 1
Hirsutism (excessive hair growth) 1 0
Prostate cancer 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cyproterone Acetate

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 1
Dizziness 1

Why patients stopped taking Cyproterone Acetate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Cyproterone Acetate

Duration

Stopped taking Cyproterone Acetate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 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 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Cyproterone Acetate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Leuprolide (Leuprorelin) (Lupron) 1
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