Chemical Name: CYPROTERONE ( SYE-proe-te-rone) acetate
ANDROCUR is used to treat cancer of the prostate gland. It can also be used for control of libido in severe hypersexuality and/or sexual deviation in the adult male. This medicine acts as an antiandrogen by blocking androgen receptors. It also has progestogenic activity, which causes a reduction in the production of testicular androgens.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes decreased interest in sexual intercourse, inability to have or keep an erection, increase in sexual ability, desire, drive or performance, increase interest in sexual intercourse, swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both males and females and unexpected milk flow from breasts.
Product Code: 1343
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.