Zecyte 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.
Zecyte 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.
How to used Zecyte 250 mg
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. Zecyte 250 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
- Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Zecyte 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.
How does Zecyte 250 mgmg work
Zecyte 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.
Benefits Zecyte 250 mg
In Prostate cancer
Prostate gland is a small walnut-sized gland that produces a fluid called seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperms in males. The most common symptom of prostate cancer is difficulty with urination, but sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Zecyte 250 mg Tablet decreases or stops the growth of cancer cells by decreasing the amount of testosterone (natural hormone in males) in men. This also relieves difficulty in passing urine and makes it easier for you to urinate.
If a dose of Zecyte 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.
Side Effects Of Zecyte 250 mg
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Zecyte
- Edema (swelling)
- Decreased potassium level in blood
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Increased liver enzymes
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Urinary tract infection
- High blood pressure
- Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
- Joint swelling
- Increased levels of blood fat
- Altered blood sugar level
1.What is Zecyte 250 mgTablet?
Ans: It is an anti-cancer drug used in men to treat prostate cancer.
2.What are the uses of the Zecyte 250 mg Tablet?
Ans: It is used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
3.How long do I need to use Zecyte 250 mg Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?
Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.
4.At what frequency do I need to use Zecyte 250 mgTablet?
Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.
5.Should I use an Zecyte 250 mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?
Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.
6.What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zecyte 250 mg Tablet?
Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
7. Is Zecyte 250 mg Tablet a chemotherapy drug?
Ans: It’s not a chemotherapy drug, it’s a hormonal treatment. It prevents the body from making testosterone.
8.Does Zecyte 250 mg Tablet affect the liver?
Ans: It may have a severe impact on the liver. It can cause liver damage and eventually death. Consult your doctor if you feel your skin going yellow or any other symptom.
9.How to take Zecyte 250 mg Tablet?
Ans: It should be eaten empty stomach. Prefer to take it one hour before the meal or after 2 hours of meal. Taking it with food can be harmful.
10.Why do I need to take prednisolone with Zecyte 250 mg Tablet?
Ans: These two medicines in combination lower the risk of high bp. Doctors always give these two medicines together.