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Zytiga Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is abiraterone (Zytiga)?
- What are the possible side effects of abiraterone (Zytiga)?
- What is the most important information I should know about abiraterone (Zytiga)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking abiraterone (Zytiga)?
- How should I take abiraterone (Zytiga)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zytiga)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zytiga)?
- What should I avoid while taking abiraterone (Zytiga)?
- What other drugs will affect abiraterone (Zytiga)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zytiga)?
Skip the missed dose and take the medicine the following day on an empty stomach (no food for at least 2 hours before or 1 hour after you take abiraterone). Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss more than one dose of abiraterone.
What happens if I overdose (Zytiga)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking abiraterone (Zytiga)?
Avoid eating for at least 2 hours before you take abiraterone and for at least 1 hour after your dose. Food can increase the amount of abiraterone your body absorbs.
What other drugs will affect abiraterone (Zytiga)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with abiraterone, especially:
- cough or cold medicine that contains dextromethorphan;
- the heart rhythm medicines flecainide or propafenone;
- prostate or breast cancer medications such as leuprolide, buserelin, histrelin, or goserelin;
- an antidepressant--amitriptyline, doxepin, clomipramine, desipramine, imipramine, nortriptyline.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with abiraterone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about abiraterone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Zytiga Information
- Zytiga Drug Interactions Center: abiraterone oral
- Zytiga Side Effects Center
- Zytiga FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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