Emcyt Chemotherapy Information
Adult men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer may benefit from Emcyt® (estramustine phosphate). This prescription medicine is specifically approved for palliative treatment, which means it is not used to cure the cancer but can help relieve symptoms. Emcyt is reserved for use when the cancer has become worse or spread to other areas of the body (metastasized).
Emcyt comes as a capsule that is taken three or four times a day on an empty stomach. Your dosage will be based on how much you weigh, how you respond to the medicine, and various other factors.
Before beginning chemotherapy treatment with Emcyt, review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have a history of seizures, blood clots, or certain other medical issues.
(For more information on this chemotherapy treatment, click Emcyt. This article offers an in-depth overview of this medicine, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and possible side effects.)