Study of cases of abiraterone discontinuation due to toxicity in pre-chemotherapy after 1 year's experience

Abiraterone acetate is a potent and irreversible inhibitor of cytochrome p450 17A1 that suppresses androgen synthesis. It is approved for chemotherapy-naive and docetaxel-treated patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. We describe the protocol for use of abiraterone in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer chemotherapy naive patients has been implanted in our centre and we review the cases of those patients whose adverse effects have forced the discontinuation of treatment. The side effects fit the safety profile of abiraterone, speed of their appearance and severity indicate that you should perform a thorough follow-up of these patients especially in the early phases of treatment.

Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners. 2016 Oct 16 [Epub ahead of print]

Luis Ramudo Cela, Jesús Balea Filgueiras, José Ramón Vizoso Hermida, Isabel Martín Herranz

Servicio de Farmacia, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC), Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (CHUAC), Sergas, Universidade da Coruña (UDC), As Xubias, Spain ., Servicio de Farmacia, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC), Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (CHUAC), Sergas, Universidade da Coruña (UDC), As Xubias, Spain.

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