Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) Tablets

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January 2015

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Effects of Abiraterone on Drug Metabolizing Enzymes
  • In a CYP2C8 drug-drug interaction trial in healthy subjects, the AUC of pioglitazone (CYP2C8 substrate) was increased by 46% when pioglitazone was given together with a single dose of 1,000 mg abiraterone acetate. Therefore, patients should be monitored closely for signs of toxicity related to a CYP2C8 substrate with a narrow therapeutic index if used concomitantly with ZYTIGA.


May 2014

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6.2 Post Marketing Experience...addition of non-infectious pneumonitis


December 2012

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  • Zytiga can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Zytiga is not indicated for use in women…


Hypertension, Hypokalemia and Fluid Retention Due to Mineralocorticoid Excess:
  • Zytiga may cause hypertension, hypokalemia, and fluid retention as a consequence of increased mineralocorticoid levels resulting from CYP17 inhibition…
Adrenocortical Insufficiency
  • Adrenal insufficiency occurred in the two randomized clinical studies in 0.5% of patients taking Zytiga and in 0.2% of patients taking placebo…
  • In the two randomized clinical trials, grade 3 or 4 ALT or AST increases (at least 5X ULN) were reported in 4% of patients who received Zytiga, typically during the first 3 months after starting treatment…


September 2012


7.1 Drug Interaction, Effects of Abiraterone on Drug Metabolizing Enzymes
  • ZYTIGA is an inhibitor of the hepatic drug-metabolizing enzyme CYP2D6. In a CYP2D6 drug-drug interaction trial, the Cmax and AUC of dextromethorphan (CYP2D6 substrate) were increased 2.8- and 2.9-fold, respectively, when dextromethorphan was given with abiraterone acetate 1,000 mg daily and prednisone 5 mg twice daily. Avoid coadministration of abiraterone acetate with substrates of CYP2D6 with a narrow therapeutic index (e.g., thioridazine). If alternative treatments cannot be used, exercise caution and consider a dose reduction of the concomitant CYP2D6 substrate drug [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].


July 2012 

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