GENERIC NAME: CYPROTERONE - ORAL (sye-PRO-ter-own)
USES: This medication is used to treat prostate cancer symptoms.
HOW TO USE: Take by mouth two or three times a day after meals as directed. Dosage is usually lower if testicular removal has occurred. Take exactly as directed.
SIDE EFFECTS: Reactions, if they occur, are usually mild. Fatigue, drowsiness, or some loss of body hair may occur for several weeks, then improve. Dizziness, headache, intestinal problems, nausea, flushing, or leg pain might occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: change in sexual desire or performance, mood changes, breast changes or lumps. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: palpitations, chest pain, unusual weakness, vision changes, trouble breathing, stomach pain, yellowing skin/eyes, unusual bleeding, increased urination, unusual thirst, weight gain, rash, itching. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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