Androcur – Procur (Cyproterone Acetate) 56 TABS X 50MG
What is Androcur used for?
Androgens such as testosterone are natural male sex hormones which are also produced, to a slight extent, in females. In men, androgens may help cancer cells to grow in some types of prostate cancer. By blocking these hormones, Androcur® 50mg may slow or stop the growth of cancer. Androcur® 50mg may also be used in combination with other medicines or following surgical removal of the testes to treat side effects such as “hot flushes” or “sweats” and to prevent any initial worsening of the disease.
How is Androcur given?
Swallow the tablets whole with some liquid after meals.
Take your medicine after meals at about the same time each day to maximise effect and to help you remember when to take them.
Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you. This medicine helps to control your condition, but does not cure it. It is important to keep taking your medicine even if you feel well.
What are the common side effects?
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Androcur® 50mg. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.
Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
nausea and other gastrointestinal complaints
decreased sexual drive
breast pain, change in breast size, breast swelling and/or tenderness
breast enlargement in men
hot flushes, sweating
shortness of breath
If you were fertile before treatment, Androcur will normally prevent sperm production in men. In men, fertility is usually regained within a few months of discontinuing therapy. In men Androcur will also normally result in the inability to get or maintain an erection (impotence).