Xbira 250 mg tablet is used in the treatment of cancer of the prostate gland. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor. It is sometimes used with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.
Xbira 250 mg Tablet should not be taken on an empty stomach. Taking it with food may cause side effects. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, decreased potassium level in blood, edema (swelling), decreased white blood cell count, fatigue and increased liver enzymes. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know.
There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Other than this, yellowing of skin, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, dark urine and nausea can happen, which indicate some liver problem. Your doctor might check you for liver function, blood pressure, and the level of potassium in your blood.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if have high blood pressure, heart problem, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It may harm your baby. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood glucose level while on treatment.
Uses of Xbira 250 mg Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
- Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Xbira 250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is generally used in patients who are not responding to other treatment options
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Xbira 250 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Xbira 250 mg Table works
Xbira 250 mg Tablet is an anticancer medication. It works by preventing androgen (male hormone) production in man. This is done by inhibiting an enzyme (CYP17) that is responsible for the production of androgen. This is how it slows down the growth of prostate cancer.
If a dose of Xbira 250 mg Tablet is missed, skip the missed dose and continue the normal dosing schedule from the next day. If more than one dose is missed, contact the doctor and follow the instructions of your doctor.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Warnings of Xbira 250 mg
Warnings for special population
This medicine is not recommended for use in women.
This medicine is not recommended for use in women.
Use in pediatrics
This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.
Use in females
This medicine is not recommended for use in female patients.
Effective contraception methods must be used while on treatment with this medicine and until 1 week after stopping the therapy.
1.Can Xbira 250 mg Tablet cure prostate cancer?
Xbira 250 mg Tablet does not cure cancer but helps in prolonging and improving the life of the patient. Moreover, when prostate cancer is treated with Xbira 250mg Tablet then the frequency of fractures is relatively less. Similarly, the increase in pain is less common with Xbira 250mg Tablet.
2.Is Xbira 250 mg Tablet a chemotherapy drug?
Xbira 250 mg Tablet is a hormonal treatment not a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat prostate cancer in adult men that has spread to other parts of the body. Xbira 250mg Tablet stops your body from making testosterone. This can slow down the growth of prostate cancer.
3.Why do I need to take prednisolone with Xbira 250 mgTablet?
Your doctor will always prescribe prednisolone with Xbira 250 mg Tablet. Taking these two medicines together lowers the risk of getting high blood pressure, fluid retention (having too much water in your body), or having reduced levels of potassium in your blood, which can occur due to Xbira 250mg Tablet.
4.Does Xbira 250 mg Tablet affect liver?
Xbira 250 mg Tablet can cause severe liver problems. In very rare cases, Xbira 250mg Tablet may even cause failure of the liver to function (called acute liver failure), which can even lead to death. Tell your doctor if you experience yellowing of the skin or eyes, darkening of the urine, or severe nausea or vomiting, as these could be signs or symptoms of liver problems.
5.How frequently should the liver investigations be done?
Liver enzymes should be measured prior to starting the treatment, every two weeks for the first three months into the treatment, and monthly thereafter. If you develop clinical symptoms or signs suggestive of liver toxicity, liver enzymes should be measured immediately. If the liver enzyme levels are increased beyond certain levels, your doctor may temporarily discontinue the treatment with Xbira 250mg Tablet.
6.How to take Xbira 250 mg Tablet?
Xbira 250 mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach with water 1 hour before eating or at least 2 hours after eating. Taking it with food may cause increased and variable levels of Xbira 250mg Tablet in your blood which can be harmful. Remember not to crush or chew the tablet.