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Brand name: Siterone

Siterone is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cyproterone. On this page you will find out more about Siterone, 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

Information for medicine and pack size:
Siterone 50 mg uncoated tablet, 50

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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 andogenetic alopecia). Moderately severe/severe forms of acne and/or seborrhoea associated with other features of androgenisation. 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 increases 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 Meditab Cyproterone 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. Meditab Cyproterone 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. Meditab Cyproterone 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..

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance WHITE, CIRCULAR, FLAT-BEVELED WITH BREAKLINE ON ONE SIDE, PLAIN ON THE OTHER DIAMETER: 8.5MM. THICKNESS: 2.7MM.
Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
20 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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