Aberaterone is now available in the United States. You need a prescription from your doctor. Only about one dozen specialty pharmacies are handling this drug. Since Abiraterone is very expensive you may need assistance in helping pay for this medication. Information regarding help covering the cost of this medication can be found at online by clicking here
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The cost of Abiraterone Acetate in the United States is now available. Abiraterone will cost approximately $5,000 dollars a month. If you need abiraterone you need to work with your insurance company and/or the maker of abiraterone to help defray this cost.
It is not yet known how much abiraterone acetate will cost. Medications that treat cancer, also called chemotherapy, are generally very expensive. It would be anticipated that abiraterone acetate will cost as little as several hundred dollars per month but possibly as much as a few thousand dollars each month. Once the pricing is decided on abiraterone acetate we will post it for you.
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Abirateron acetate will become available very soon in the United States. The production and distribution process for this medication was already in process prior to the FDA approval. It is anticiapted that by July or August of 2011 abiraterone acetate will be ready for patient use.
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Abiraterone Acetate was approved for use in the United States in April of 2011. The results of a large clinical trial demonstrated Abiraterone increased survival approximately by four months longer then for men who received placebo for men with advanced prostate cancer. This is a exciting new treatment fo rmen with prostate cancer.
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For many years it was known that giving a medication called ketoconazole, used to treat nail fungus, had a secondary effect of lowering men’s PSA. Ketoconazole lowered the PSA by blocking male hormones produced in the body from the adrenal glands. Therefore ketoconazole was used for many years as an “off label” use to treat advanced prostate cancer. Unfortunately ketoconazole has many bad side effects and cannot be used with multiple other medications. Thus abiraterone was developed to be very similar to ketoconazole, both in molecular shape and function, but it does not have nearly as many side effects.
Abiraterone is a new medication, given as a pill once a day, for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. The primary treatment of advanced prostate cancer is to lower your testosterone, either by surgical removal of your testicles (orchiectomy) or by receiving a hormone injection. This lowering of your testosterone does control the prostate cancer, usually for several years, until the cancer begins to grow again. Abiraterone is a medication that blocks other male hormones in the body, primarily produced in the adrenal glands, that works in conjunction with your hormone injection. Thus abiraterone is given when lowering your testosterone by hormone injections has stopped controlling your cancer.
Yes. In a recent study it was found that men who received their hormone shots intermittently lived just as long as those who received the shots continuously. The benefit of having the shots intermittently meant less hot flashes, fatigue, and other side effects from the hormone shots. Talk to you doctor for further information.
Sometimes. You have approximately a 50% chance that docetaxel will help control your cancer. This would include lowering your PSA, and possibly improving your CT scans or bone scans. The control of the cancer can range from only a few months to a few years while on chemotherapy.