ZYTIGA® Inhibits Androgen Production at 3 Sources—Including the Tumor Itself
Oral, once-daily ZYTIGA® works by interrupting the androgen-making process at an important step. ZYTIGA® inhibits a key step in androgen production at three sources: the testesthe testes1, the adrenal glandsthe adrenal glands2, AND the tumor itself. Watch the following videos to learn How ZYTIGA® Works:
How ZYTIGA® Works
You may be aware that the male body naturally produces hormones called androgens.3 The most well known androgen in men is testosterone. For men with mCRPC, androgens play a role in fueling the tumor. While not the only source, androgen is produced primarily in the testes and some is also produced by the adrenal glands, which are located above the kidneys. We know now that the tumor itself is also a source of androgen production. While there are other key factors that contribute to the disease, androgen is one such factor.
Reducing the production of androgen is key in helping you and your doctor manage your illness.
ZYTIGA® may cause serious side effects including:
High blood pressure (hypertension), low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia), and fluid retention (edema).
Tell your healthcare provider if you get any of the following symptoms:
Feel faint or lightheaded
Pain in your legs
Swelling in your legs or feet
Oral, once-daily ZYTIGA® works by interrupting the androgen-making process at an important step.
Talk with your doctor to see if ZYTIGA® is right for you.
1The testes are two egg-shaped male reproductive organs located in the scrotum. They produce sperm and the male hormone, testosterone.
2The adrenal glands are endocrine glands that sit at the top of the kidneys.
3Androgens are hormones produced by the body that control the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics.