Abiraterone acetate 250 mg is a synthetic androstane steroid and a derivative of androstadienol (androsta-5,16-dien-3β-ol) which is an endogenous androstane pheromone.
This medicine belongs to adrenal inhibitor class and it is a type of harmony drug. It inhibits the specific enzymes in adrenal glands that are responsible for making androgens. It is used in the combination with prednisone.
Intake of the medicine might have increased risk of mineral corticosteroids in your body.
It is an anti-cancer medicine in men.
It is used in the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who already have received prior chemotherapy containing docetaxel.
It works by blocking the testosterone (a natural hormone) that grows and spreads the prostate cancer.
Call your doctor immediately if you notice any "after effects" after taking the medicine.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the medicine as it may contain inactive ingredients that cause allergic reactions.
Inform your doctor if you have any medical history, particularly of heart attacks, blood pressure, liver and kidney issues, diabetes.