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Abiraterone is prescribed for treating advanced prostate cancer that has spread to other areas of the body and has not responded to other medical treatment. This medicine works by decreasing the amount of testosterone produced in the adrenal gland and in the cancer cells. Abiraterone is only approved for use in combination with prednisone and is not approved for children under the age of 18.
An Overview of Uses for AbirateroneAbiraterone acetate (Zytiga™) is a prescription medication used in combination with prednisone in certain men with late-stage prostate cancer. This drug may help to extend the life of men with cancer that is resistant to other treatments.
- Hormone therapy
- External beam radiation (radiation from outside the body)