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  • Androcur – Procur (Cyproterone Acetate) 56 TABS X 50MG

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    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:

    tiredness, fatigue
    weight change
    depressed mood
    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).

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  • Spironolactone (generic) 28 tabs x 100mg

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    What is it used for?

    Spironolactone is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to treat swelling (edema) caused by certain conditions (such as heart failure, liver disease) by removing excess fluid and improving symptoms such as breathing problems.

    This medication is also used to treat low potassium levels and conditions in which the body is making too much of a natural chemical (aldosterone).

    Spironolactone is known as a “water pill” (potassium-sparing diuretic).

    How is it given?

    Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

    Take each dose with a full glass of water.

    To be sure this medicine is not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.

    What are the common side effects?

    Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or headache may occur.

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  • Avodart (Dutasteride) 30 caps x 0.5mg

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    What is it used for?

    Avodart (dutasteride) prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

    Avodart is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. It helps improve urinary flow and may also reduce your need for prostate surgery later on.

    Avodart is sometimes given with another medication called tamsulosin (Flomax). Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications.

    How is it given?

    The recommended dose of AVODART is 1 capsule (0.5 mg) taken once daily.The capsules should be swallowed whole and not chewed or opened, as contact with the capsule contents may result in irritation of the oropharyngeal mucosa. AVODART may be administered with or without food.

    What are the common side effects?

    The most common adverse reactions reported in subjects receiving AVODART were impotence, decreased libido, breast disorders (including breast enlargement and tenderness), and ejaculation disorders. The most common adverse reactions reported in subjects receiving combination therapy (AVODART plus tamsulosin) were impotence, decreased libido, breast disorders (including breast enlargement and tenderness), ejaculation disorders, and dizziness. Ejaculation disorders occurred significantly more in subjects receiving combination therapy (11%) compared with those receiving AVODART (2%) or tamsulosin (4%) as monotherapy.

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    Bicalutamide 50mg x 30 tabs

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    What is it used for?

    Bicalutamide is an oral medication that is used for treating cancer of the prostate. It belongs to a class of drugs called anti-androgens which includes flutamide (Eulexin) and nilutamide (Nilandron). Androgens (an example of which is testosterone) are hormones that are produced and released by the adrenal glands. They are responsible for supporting (stimulating) tissues that primarily are thought of as male, for example, the male prostate gland. Male traits that also are influenced by androgens include facial and body hair, and small breasts. Anti-androgens prevent the action of androgens by blocking the receptors for androgens on the cells of tissues, for example, the cells of the prostate gland. In addition to normal prostate cells, androgens also have been shown to stimulate the growth of cancer cells within the prostate. Bicalutamide is thought to prevent the growth of prostate cancer by blocking the effects of androgens on the cancer cells.

    How is it given?

    Bicalutamide is a tablet you take once a day.

    You should swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.

    What are the common side effects?

    When bicalutamide and an LHRH analog are given together, the most common side effect is hot flashes (50% of patients) and facial flushing. Alcohol may worsen this reaction, and so it should be cautiously consumed.

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