Zytiga

Active Ingredient(s): Abiraterone Acetate
FDA Approved: * April 28, 2011
Pharm Company: * CENTOCOR ORTHO BIOTECH INC
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Zytiga Overview

Abiraterone, developmental code name CB-7598, also known as 17-(3-pyridyl)androsta-5,16-dien-3β-ol, is a synthetic, steroidal CYP17A1 inhibitor. It is the active metabolite of abiraterone acetate, an ester and prodrug of abiraterone. A metabolite of abiraterone has been found to act as an agonist of the androgen receptor, and may antagonize the clinical effectiveness of abiraterone acetate.[1] Abiraterone acetate Main article: Abiraterone acetate Abiraterone acetate (b...

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Zytiga Performance

My friend has been on Zytiga for the last five weeks. Last week his blood was tested for PSA and it showed increase from 35 to 90. This has shocked us. The pain is moderate and continues to be so. Does anyone have similar experience i.e. PSA going up. Does it come down once it goes up during treatment? ## PSA levels can increase initially with Zytiga before the levels start to fall. PSA levels can be misleading since they are an indirect marker of cellular debris from the prostate cancer. As the tumour dies off the PSA levels can rise as more cellular debris enters the bloodstream. Eventually this should fall to a lower level after 3 months. If Zytiga fails to work then you should try Salvestrols which work beyond Zytiga.

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zytiga and prednisone, casodex, and nitrofurantoin!

just started zytiga, along with prednisone, 50 mg of casodex, lupron shot within 10 days.. and hitrofurantoin monohydrat 100 mg.. and have a white substance.. "OCCURING" frequently. on the inside of mouth. also on Fentnyl 50 mcg, and 600 mcg Fentnyl ( actiq).. ## Have you spoken to your doctor about it? There is a reasonably good chance that the white substance in your mouth is due to a yeast infection from the antibiotic, Nitrofurantoin that you are taking. They are well known to cause them as side effects. If that is what is causing the problem, then your doctor can prescribe an antifungal oral medication to help clear it up.

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Copay assistance from Zytiga manufacturer

Zytiga offers copay assistance to anyone who fills out the form on their web site. They will pay all except $20 of your copay. Here is how to enroll: 1. go to Zytiga.com and click on "Patients & Caregivers / Coverage Questions" 2. on the page that opens, click on the Zytiga icon 3. on the page that opens, click on "ZytigaOne Instant Savings Program" on the right side of the page 4. from this point, it is pretty easy to follow. Call their toll free number for info. ## Thank you for this helpful information Dennis - I managed to get the link directly to step 4 above if anyone wants a shortcut. This is a PDF document with details about the ZytigaOne Instant Savings Program:

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Abiraterone Acetate
  • Tablet: 125mg, 250mg, 500mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Zytiga: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 57894-150 Zytiga 250 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Biotech, Inc.
  • 57894-184 Zytiga 250 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Janssen Biotech, Inc.
  • 57894-195 Zytiga 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Abiraterone Acetate or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

Related Zytiga Topics:

Zytiga Performance
My friend has been on Zytiga for the last five weeks. Last week his blood was tested for PSA and it showed increase from... 1 reply
zytiga and prednisone, casodex, and nitrofurantoin!
just started zytiga, along with prednisone, 50 mg of casodex, lupron shot within 10 days.. and hitrofurantoin monohydrat... 1 reply
Copay assistance from Zytiga manufacturer
Zytiga offers copay assistance to anyone who fills out the form on their web site. They will pay all except $20 of your ... 1 reply






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