ABICETARONE - Watsons Health


Abicetarone is a drug that reduces the production of Androgen in the body. Overproduction of Androgen may promote tumor growth in the prostate gland.

This medication is used to treat prostate cancer in men. It is usually used together with Prednisone to control the spread of prostate cancer in other parts of the body.

Do not use this drug if you have severe liver disease.

Common side effects may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • painful or difficult urination
  • swelling
  • feeling weak
  • feeling very hot
  • joint pain or swelling
  • bruising
  • cough
  • feeling short of breath
  • Ear Congestion

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen. Tell your doctor if you experience other symptoms that is not included in the list.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

  • Symptoms of Dangerously High Blood Pressure
    • Severe Headache
    • Blurred Vision
    • Pounding in Your Neck or Ears
    • Nosebleed
    • Anxiety
    • Severe Chest Pain
    • Shortness of Breath
  • Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
    • Increased Thirst
    • Increased Urination
    • Hunger
    • Dry Mouth
    • Fruity Breath Odor
    • Drowsiness
    • Dry Skin
    • Blurred Vision
    • Weight Loss
  • Symptoms of liver problems
    • Nausea
    • Upper Stomach Pain
    • Itching
    • Tired Feeling
    • Loss of Appetite
    • Dark Urine
    • Clay-Colored Stools
    • Jaundice
  • Signs of Low Potassium
    • Confusion
    • Uneven Heart Rate
    • Extreme Thirst
    • Increased Urination
    • Leg Discomfort
    • Muscle Weakness or Limp Feeling
  • Signs of Low Adrenal Gland Hormones
    • Extreme Tiredness or Muscle Weakness
    • Feeling Light-Headed
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Diarrhea
    • Weight Loss


Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking drugs that treat seizures, tuberculosis, HIV or AIDS
  • If you have other medical conditions such as:
    • Liver Disease
    • Heart Disease
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Problems with your Adrenal Gland or Pituitary Gland
    • Low Levels of Potassium in your Blood
    • Fluid Retention
    • Heart Attack



Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • Herbal Supplements that Contains St. John’s Wort

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

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