In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make.
For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Allergies. Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also, tell your healthcare professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully. Pediatric Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing the use of cyproterone in children with use in other age groups.
Geriatric Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people.
There is no specific information comparing the use of cyproterone in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Breastfeeding. There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Drug Interactions. Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases, two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur.
In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Other Interactions. Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur.
Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems. The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine.
Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Blood clots (or history of) or Circulation disease (or history of) or Stroke (or history of). If these conditions already are already present, cyproterone may have a greater chance of causing blood clotting problems.
Cardiac disease. May make the condition worse.
Depressive tendencies. May cause depression to occur.
Cyproterone has several side effects although you may not experience all of them.
The most common ones are excess milk flow from breasts, erectile dysfunction, swelling of the breasts or breast soreness, and reduction in sexual desire. Get medical attention right away if you have allergic reactions like breathing and swallowing difficulty.
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