Abirakast (Abiraterone Acetate) is a prostate cancer medicine that belongs to the category of anti-androgens. Medications of this class work by blocking the production of testosterone and other hormones that are responsible for the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It is available with a fixed strength of 250 mg as tablets for oral administration only.
Some of the most common side effects of Abirakast tablets are bladder pain, swelling or bloating of the legs, cloudy or bloody urine, blurred vision, bone fracture, bone pain, chest discomfort or pain, decreased urine, dry mouth, increased thirst, and frequent urge to urinate among others.
In case you forget to take a dose of Abirakast (Abiraterone Acetate), do not try to cope with the missed dose without consulting your medical team. Schedule an appointment with your doctor and discuss the ways of coping with the same. In case of an overdose, you may experience certain symptoms right after the administration of the dose. This may happen because of the changed dose strengths or hypersensitivity.
This medicine is NOT recommended for use in women. Do not administer this regimen without consulting your doctor especially if you are suffering from: heart disease, liver problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Close monitoring is necessary for patients with conditions like ventricular arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeats in ventricles), hypokalemia (low blood potassium levels), fluid retention, acute liver failure, and kidney disease.