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Brand name: Cyprone TM

Active ingredients: cyproterone

What it is used for

WOMEN -moderately severe to severe signs of androgenization -moderately severe/severe forms of hirsutism -moderately severe/severe androgen-dependent loss of scalp hair (moderately severe/severe androgenetic alopecia) -moderately severe/severe forms of acne and/or seborrhoea associated with other features of androgenization,Cyproterone acetate inhibits the influence of male sex hormones, which are also produced by the female. It is thus possible to treat diseases in women caused either by increased production of androgens or a particular sensitivity to these hormones. Hirsutism and alopecia may be expected to recur over a period of time after cessation of treatment.,If Cyprone 50 is taken during pregnancy, the properties of the preparation may lead to signs of feminisation in the male foetus. Therefore, in women of child bearing potential, pregnancy must be excluded at the commencement of treatment and ethinyl oestradiol taken as well to ensure contraception. This also promotes regular menstruation.,MEN - Reduction of drive in sexual deviations,Cyprone 50 reduces the force of the sexual urge in men with sexual deviations. Whilst under treatment, the man can control himself better in a predisposing stimulatory situation, but there is no influence on any deviating direction of sexual drive. Abnormal patterns of sexual behaviour require treatment when they are distressing to the patient. A prerequisite for therapy is the desire by the patient for treatment.,Cyprone 50 therapy should be supplemented by psychotherapeutic and sociotherapeutic measures in order to exploit the period of reduced drive for personal and social re-orientation. - Inoperable prostatic carcinoma - to suppress "flare" with initial LHRH analogue therapy - in long-term palliative treatment where LHRH analogues or surgery are ineffective, not tolerated, contraindicated or where oral therapy is preferred - In the treatment of hot flushes in patients treated with LHRH analogues or who have had orchidectomy

How to take it

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  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 September 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

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