Description OF XBIRA 250mg
Xbira 250 mg Tablet is an anticancer drug used in men along with another drug called prednisone for the treatment of prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is generally used in patients who are not responding to other treatment options.
Uses of Xbira 250 mg Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Xbira 250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is generally used in patients who are not responding to other treatment options.
Method of use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew. crush or break it. How to use Xbira 250mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Xbira Tablet works
Abiraterone acetate belongs to a class drugs known as antiandrogens.How xbira 250mg work– It stops the body from making testosterone which can slow the growth of prostate cancer.
Major & minor side effects for Xbira 250 mg Tablet
Increased blood pressureSEVERE
Swelling of ankles or feetSEVERE
Nausea and vomiting
Shortness of breath
Urinary tract infection
Increased cholesterol and triglycerides
When not to use?
Contraindications of Xbira 250 mg Tablet
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to abiraterone or any other components present along with it.
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
Instruction for Dosage OF Xbira 250 mg
If a dose of Xbira 250 mg Tablet is missed, skip the missed dose and continue the normal dosing schedule from the next day. If more than one dose is missed, contact the doctor and follow the instructions of your doctor.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Warnings for special population
Pregnancy – Xbira 250 mgis not recommended for use in women.
Breast-feeding – This medicine is not recommended for use in women.
Use in pediatrics Xbira 250 mg is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.
Use in females – Xbira 250 mg is not recommended for use in female patients.
Contraception – Effective contraception methods must be used while on treatment with this medicine and until 1 week after stopping the therapy.
Expert advice for Xbira Tablet
Abiraterone acetate must be taken at least one hour before or two hours after eating and never with food. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing abiraterone acetate tablets.
Men who take abiraterone acetate should always use effective birth control measure when having physical relationship with a woman who is or may become pregnant.
Contact your doctor if you experience any bone pain. An increased occurrence of bone fractures has been reported in patients using abiraterone acetate.
Before you take Xbira 250 mg tell your doctor if you have high blood sugar, swelling in the feet, ankles, or legs or any effects on your bones or have taken a medicine known as ketoconazole in the past for prostate cancer.
You must inform your doctor or dentist that you take abiraterone acetate before receiving any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
How should I take XBIRA?
Xbira 250 mg is usually taken once per day while also taking prednisone two times per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take Xbira 250 mg in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Your prednisone dosage needs may change if you have surgery, are ill, or are under stress. Do not change your medication dose or schedule without your doctor’s advice. Take this medicine on an empty stomach. Do not eat anything for at least 2 hours before you take Xbira 250 mg and for at least 1 hour after you have taken the medicine.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Xbira 250 mg Tablet should be used with extreme caution in patients with severe hepatotoxicity. Close monitoring of the liver function and liver enzymes is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Caution is advised while using this medicine in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or water retention due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects such as increased blood pressure and arrhythmias. Close monitoring of heart function, vital signs, and electrolytes levels is recommended for such patients.
It is advised to take Xbira 250 mg on an empty stomach due to the increased risk of adverse effects such as a high blood pressure, muscle weakness, paralysis, and breathing difficulties when this medicine is taken along with food. Do not have food for at least 2 hours before and for at least 1 hour after taking the dose of Xbira 250 mg Tablet.
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