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Zytiga
(Abiraterone)

Casodex
(Bicalutamide)

Flutamide

Treats prostate cancer. Zytiga (Abiraterone) is an effective, first-line option for a certain type of prostate cancer, but it has many drug interactions and may be expensive.Coming soon.Coming soon.
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Side effects
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • High alt 13%
  • High blood triglycerides 10%
  • Swelling due to excess fluid 9%
  • High blood pressure 9%
  • High ast 8%
  • High blood sodium 8%
  • Low blood potassium 8%
  • Low blood phosphate 8%
  • Joint swelling/discomfort 7%
  • Lymphopenia 6%
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We haven’t found good data for Casodex side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Flutamide side effects.

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How it works
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
Zytiga (Abiraterone) is an antiandrogen. It stops tumor growth by binding to a specific enzyme in cancer cells and blocking the formation of testosterone.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
Anticancer
Antiandrogen
Prescription only
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ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
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Used for (click to learn more)
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • Metastatic prostate cancer
  • Carcinoma of prostate
Risk factors for serious side effects
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • Current liver problems
  • History of high blood pressure
  • Infection
  • Stress
  • Stop taking prednisone
  • History of cardiovascular disease
  • Women of childbearing age
Detailed Zytiga (Abiraterone) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Interactions
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • There are many drug interactions.
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) interacts with a lot of medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting Zytiga (Abiraterone) or any other new medicine.
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Food
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) must be taken on an empty stomach. Don't eat any food for at least 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking Zytiga (Abiraterone).
No food related info.No food related info.
Kidneys and liver
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • Not the best choice if you have heart or liver problems.
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) can cause liver damage. You'll need routine blood tests to check your liver function.
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) is processed by the liver. If you have liver problems, talk to your doctor because you may need a different dose. Baseline and follow-up lab tests are needed before starting Zytiga (Abiraterone).
  • Adrenal suppression may occur if you get an infection, are under stress, or stop taking prednisone. Tell your doctor if you notice any fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or muscle aches.
No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
Upsides and benefits
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • In studies, people with a certain type of prostate cancer taking Zytiga (Abiraterone) lived longer by about 4 months and the cancer didn't worsen by about 2 months.
  • In studies, people with a certain type of prostate cancer taking Zytiga (Abiraterone) delayed starting chemotherapy by about 8 months.
  • Treats metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) is an oral tablet that's taken once a day.
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Downsides and risks
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • Not the best choice if you have heart or liver problems.
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) can cause liver damage. You'll need routine blood tests to check your liver function.
  • There are many drug interactions.
  • There's no generic available and it can be very expensive.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
ZytigaCasodexFlutamide
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) must be taken on an empty stomach. Don't eat any food for at least 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking Zytiga (Abiraterone).
  • Don't crush or chew Zytiga (Abiraterone). Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water.
  • Each dose of Zytiga (Abiraterone) must be taken with a medicine called prednisone. This is to help lower the side effects you might experience with Zytiga (Abiraterone).
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) can cause birth defects. Men should use a condom and another form of birth control during treatment and for 1 week after. Women who are or may be pregnant shouldn't touch the tablets without gloves.
  • Zytiga (Abiraterone) interacts with a lot of medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting Zytiga (Abiraterone) or any other new medicine.
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