Zecyte 500 mg INTRODUCTION
Zecyte 500 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 500 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 Zecyte 500 mg Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
- Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Zecyte 500 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 Zecyte 500 mg TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Avoid taking the medicine with food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
How Zecyte 500 mg Tabtel works
Zecyte 500 mg TABLET is an androgen biosynthesis inhibitor which works by inhibiting the production of 17α-hydroxylase (CYP17) enzyme needed to produce testosterone (male sex hormone) which enables the growth of cancer cells in the prostate gland. Since Zecyte 500 mg TABLET suppresses the production of testosterone, the cancer cells in the prostate gland won’t be able to grow thus preventing its effects on the gland in affected individuals.
How is Zecyte 500 mg taken?
When diagnosed with mCRPC and recommended Abirapro in the treatment procedure, must follow the doctor’s direction or advice carefully. Well, the medicine can be taken along with water. And don’t break or chew the medicine. Swallow straight.
FAQS Zecyte 500 mg
- Why do I need to take prednisone with the Zecyte 500 mg Tablet?
Yes, you have to take prednisone along with this medicine because the combination of this medicine reduces the risk of getting high blood pressure, fluid retention, decreased potassium in your blood.
- How to take an Zecyte 500 mgTablet?
Kindly take this medicine on an empty stomach with water. 1 hour before or after 2 hours after eating because the food may increase the level of Zecyte in blood.
- I am experiencing nausea and fatigue. Is this due to the Zecyte 500 mg Tablet?
Yes, the common side effect of this medicine is nausea and fatigue so it is better to eat more frequent meals to decrease nausea and also avoid foods that are salty, spicy, fatty. Drink plenty of rest and do light exercise to keep yourself active