What is Zecyte 250 mg Tablet?
Zecyte 120 Tablets contain salt called Abiraterone. It belongs to the group of medicines called Antineoplastic agents. It is used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. This medicine is usually consumed with another medicine known as prednisolone to reduce unwanted side effects. It lowers the risk of high blood pressure, edema, or a decrease in blood potassium levels. It can be used in combination with androgen deprivation therapy to lower testosterone levels in the case of early-stage hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.
What Abiraterone drug is used?
Abiraterone is sold under the brand name Zytiga. It is manufactured in India by Cipla Limited. This medicine is used to treat prostate cancer. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-androgens ( anti-testosterone). Testosterone is a natural hormone that helps prostate cancer to grow and spread. It works to block the production of testosterone and slow the growth and spread of prostate cancer. The medication should not be given to women or children.
What is prostate cancer?
Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Prostate cancer begins in the cells of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. It lies just below the bladder. It makes fluid that is part of semen. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer. It grows very slowly. It does not spread to other parts of the body. It may not cause serious problems. Prostate cancer can grow quickly and spread to other parts of the body. This kind of cancer is serious.
- What are the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer?
Early-stage prostate cancer rarely causes symptoms. These problems may occur as the disease progresses:
- Frequent need to urinate, especially at night
- Weak urine flow or starts and stops
- Painful urination
- Bowel incontinence
- Painful ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
- Blood in semen
- Lower back pain, hip pain, and chest pain
- Leg or foot numbness.
Zecyte 120 Tablets come as a tablet to take by mouth on an empty stomach with water. It is usually taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating any food. It is taken once or twice a day. Take around the same time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, decreased potassium level in the blood, edema, decreased white blood cell count, fatigue, and increased liver enzymes. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment.
The benefit of Zecyte 120 Tablets
- In the treatment of prostate cancer
The prostate gland is a small walnut-sized gland that produces a fluid called seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm in males. The most common symptom of prostate cancer is difficulty with urination. Zecyte 120 Tablets decrease or stop the growth of cancer cells by decreasing the amount of testosterone ( natural male hormone) in men. This medicine also relieves symptoms like difficulty in passing urine and makes it easier to urinate.
Side effects of Zecyte 120 Tablets
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Increased blood pressure
Swelling of ankles or feet
Nausea and vomiting
Shortness of breath
Urinary tract infections
Increased sugar level
How is the Zecyte 120 Tablet taken?
Zecyte 120 Tablets come as a tablet to take by mouth on an empty stomach with water. It is usually taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating any food. It is taken once or twice a day. Take around the same time every day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does the Zecyte 120 Tablet work?
This medicine inhibits the production of androgens by selectively binding and inhibiting the activity of the enzyme which leads to a decrease in serum level of testosterone and slows down the growth of prostate cancer.