Androcur 100 mg
|Description||Cyproterone Acetate (also spell as Ciproterone Acetate)|
|Generic Name||Cyproterone Acetate (also spell as Ciproterone Acetate)|
|Manufacturer||Bayer Schering, Turkey|
Androcur 100 mg
Androcur 100mg tablet is a prescription medicine for controlling sex drive in men with severely increased sex drive. The medicine has effective ingredient Cyproterone, which is a steroidal anti-androgen. Androgens, such as testosterone, are a male sex hormone, which is naturally produced in the body. In people with prostate cancer, androgens may stimulate the cancer cells to grow by blocking the activity of these hormones. Cyproterone may also or even stop the growth of cancer cells.
Androcur 100 mg may also be given along with other medicines, or following surgical removal of testes to manage side effects such as hot flushes or sweats and for the prevention any initial worsening of the disease.
Mode of Action of Androcur 100 mg
Androcur causes a reduction in the amount of testosterone produced by the body. It also helps in the prevention of testosterone from adhering to androgen receptors in other areas of the body. Reduction in testosterone levels helps control sexual desire in adults. The medicine is extremely beneficial in controlling sex drive in men with severe hypersexuality or sexual deviation (a type of sexual practice that is biological abnormal).
Usage of Androcur:
Swallow the 100 mg tablets after consuming meals or snacks. Consider taking Cyproterone tablet after meals at the same time each day to achieve the maximum effect and to help you remember when to take them, this way you will be less likely to miss a dose. Do not attempt to double up your dose in case you missed a dose. This may increase the chance of you getting adverse effects.
The Common Side Effects of Androcur
All medicines have side effects. Likewise, Androcur has too. Rarely, serious side effects occur, most of the time they are mild and go away with time. You may require medical attention if you get some of the side effects. Don’t panic after looking at the following list of side effects because you may not experience any of them. Ask your doctor if you have any doubt. Let your doctor know, if you experience any of the following side effects and if they worry you:
- Depressed mood
- Nausea accompanied by gastrointestinal complaints
- A headache
- Shortness of breath
- Decrease sex drive
- Weight change
- Hot flushes
The medicine may also result in the inability to get or maintain an erection.