• New prostate cancer drug unlocks key treatment

    Asked by GregP_WN on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    New prostate cancer drug unlocks key treatment

    Has anyone been put on this new drug yet? With the approval of a drug for the treatment of newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer with no previous exposure to cytotoxic chemotherapy, patients now have a variety of options.

    The drug — ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) — approved by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), will be used once daily for the treatment of metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer ahead of a chemotherapy regimen.

    And it's not lost on me the irony of the Board that approves new drugs for chemo, radiation, or cancer patients is called the "Pharmacy and POISONS Board"

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      @Kenster, sorry I didn't see your response until today. How are you doing on the Zytiga so far? Any side effects already or is it pretty mild? I hope you're doing well.

      8 months ago
    • Jim917's Avatar

      Zytiga is taking on a empty stomach. I take dicyclomine with Zytiga pror to the one hour fast to alleviate this issue. I take both sets of pills before the fast.

      8 months ago
    • Kenster's Avatar

      I've only been on Zytiga for one week now, but so far I've had no side effects. I've been blessed with minimal or no side effects on all my treatments and there have been many. I just hope that the Zytiga works.

      8 months ago

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