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Adult men who have advanced prostate cancer may benefit from Zytiga. This medicine works to slow down the growth of cancer cells by decreasing the production of testosterone in the cancer cells and in the adrenal gland. Zytiga is used in combination with prednisone and may be effective for men who have been resistant to other treatments that only decreased testosterone made by the testes.
What Is Zytiga Used For?Zytiga™ (abiraterone acetate) is a prescription medication used in combination with prednisone in certain men with late-stage prostate cancer. This drug may help to extend the life of men with cancer that is resistant to other treatments.
- Hormone therapy
- External beam radiation (radiation from outside the body)