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Brand name: Cyproterone Acetate (Sandoz)

Cyproterone Acetate (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cyproterone. On this page you will find out more about Cyproterone Acetate (Sandoz), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: cyproterone

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cyproterone Acetate (Sandoz) 50 mg uncoated tablet, 20

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

WOMEN: Moderately severe to severe signs of androgenisation. Moderately severe/severe forms of hirsutism; moderately severe/severe androgen dependent loss of scalp hair (moderately severe/severe androgenic alopecia); moderately severe/severe forms of acne and/or seborrhoea associated with other features of androgenisation. CYPROTERONE SANDOZ 50mg inhibits the influence of male sex hormones which are also produced by the female. It is thus possible to treat diseases in women caused by either 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 CYPROTERONE SANDOZ 50mg is taken during pregnancy, the properties of the preparation may lead to signs of feminisation in the male foetus. Therefore, in women of childbearing potential, pregnancy must be excluded at the commencement of treatment and ethinyloestradiol taken as well to ensure contraception. This also promotes regular menstruation. MEN: Reduction to drive in sexual deviations. CYPROTERONE SANDOZ 50mg 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. CYPROTERONE SANDOZ 50mg should be supplemented by psychotherapeutic and sociotherapeutic measures in order to exploit the period to reduced drive for personal and social reorientation. Inoperable prostatic carcinoma. To suppress flare with initial luteinising hormone releasing hormone (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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off white, flat, round tablet with '50' engraved over a break line on one face, the other a plain face.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
20 and 50 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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