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Were you looking for more information about Abiraterone? Aberaterone is a common misspelling of abiraterone.
 
Abiraterone acetate (Zytiga™) is a medication that is available by prescription only and is approved for treating advanced prostate cancer that has spread to other areas of the body (metastasized). It is used in combination with prednisone and works to slow down the growth rate of prostate cancer cells by reducing testosterone levels.
 
Before taking the medication, you should talk to your healthcare provider if you have any medical problems, such as heart problems, liver disease, or problems with your adrenal glands. You may also not be able to use this drug if you are taking certain medications, including some nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Abiraterone for more information about how this drug works, side effects to look out for during treatment, and when and how to take the medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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