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Prostate Cancer Information and Answers for You

Our goal is to provide you with the support that may help you or your loved one throughout their journey. For this reason, you can sign up to receive a free Information Kit containing helpful resources and additional information about ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate), metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer as well as sources of support for patients and caregivers.

The following are additional resources and information available through
ZytigaOne® Support or as a download on this website:

Doctor Discussion Guide

Finding out from your oncologist or urologist if ZYTIGA® is right for you is a positive step. This guide can help you prepare for that conversation and get the most out of time spent with your doctor.

Medication Tracker for ZYTIGA®

This monthly calendar is designed so you can create a medication schedule that works best for you.

Discover ZYTIGA® Brochure

If you're considering ZYTIGA®.

Beginning Your Treatment Brochure

If you've been prescribed ZYTIGA®.

ZytigaOne® Support Brochure

The brochure presents the many resources available from ZytigaOne® Support.

Free Care4Today® Mobile Health Manager

Get medication reminders and a dose of encouragement in the palm of your hand with a mobile application from Janssen Research & Development, LLC: The Care4TodayTM Mobile Health Manager. It uses two-way messaging so your progress reports can be shared with your healthcare provider or caretaker. You can even help raise money for charity just by taking your medication every day! Download the FREE app today from iTunes or Google Play or visit on your mobile device.

My Prostate Cancer Roadmap®

Visit My Prostate Cancer Roadmap to find a wide range of information and resources for those who have, or care for someone with, advanced prostate cancer. This includes perspectives and insights from a variety of experts.

Personalized Refill Reminders

Your ZytigaOne® Support Care Coordinator can call you seven days before your ZYTIGA® prescription needs to be refilled to remind you to do so.




8:00AM-8:00PM ET

Advocacy Connector

Advocacy Connector will connect you with national and local organizations established to provide information, materials, and peer-to-peer support to those battling cancer, in general, and prostate cancer, specifically.

Organizations and helpful resources that offer information and support:



Who should not take ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate)?

Do not take ZYTIGA® if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. ZYTIGA® may harm your unborn baby. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not touch ZYTIGA® without protection, such as gloves.

ZYTIGA® is not for use in women or children. Keep ZYTIGA® and all medicines out of the reach of children.

Before you take ZYTIGA®, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • Have heart problems

  • Have liver problems

  • Have a history of adrenal problems

  • Have a history of pituitary problems

  • Have any other medical conditions

  • Plan to become pregnant (See "Who should not take ZYTIGA®?")

  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ZYTIGA® passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take ZYTIGA® or breastfeed. You should not do both. (See "Who should not take ZYTIGA®?")

  • Take any other medicines, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ZYTIGA® can interact with many other medicines.

If you are taking ZYTIGA®:

  • Take ZYTIGA® and prednisone exactly as your healthcare provider tells you.

  • Take your prescribed dose of ZYTIGA® one time a day. Your healthcare provider may change your dose if needed.

  • Do not stop taking your prescribed dose of ZYTIGA® or prednisone without talking to your healthcare provider first.

  • Take ZYTIGA® on an empty stomach. Do not take ZYTIGA® with food. Taking ZYTIGA® with food may cause more of the medicine to be absorbed by the body than is needed and this may cause side effects.

  • No food should be eaten 2 hours before and 1 hour after taking ZYTIGA®.

  • Swallow ZYTIGA® tablets whole. Do not crush or chew tablets.

  • Take ZYTIGA® tablets with water.

  • Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for side effects.

  • Men who are sexually active with a pregnant woman must use a condom during and for one week after treatment with ZYTIGA®. If their sexual partner may become pregnant a condom and another form of birth control must be used during and for one week after treatment with ZYTIGA®. Talk with your healthcare provider if you have any questions about birth control.

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:

  • Dizziness

  • Fast heartbeats

  • Feel faint or lightheaded

  • Headache

  • Confusion

  • Muscle weakness

  • Pain in your legs

  • Swelling in your legs or feet

  • Adrenal problems may happen if you stop taking prednisone, get an infection, or are under stress.

  • Liver problems. You may develop changes in liver function blood test. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your liver before treatment with ZYTIGA® and during treatment with ZYTIGA®.

The most common side effects of ZYTIGA® include:

  • Weakness

  • Joint swelling or pain

  • Swelling in your legs or feet

  • Hot flushes

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Cough

  • High blood pressure

  • Shortness of breath

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Bruising

  • Low red blood cells (anemia) and low blood potassium levels

  • High blood sugar levels, high blood cholesterol and triglycerides

  • Certain other abnormal blood tests

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.


Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

ZYTIGA® can interact with many other medicines.

You should not start or stop any medicine before you talk with the healthcare provider who prescribed ZYTIGA®.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.

Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).



ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) is a prescription medicine that is used along with prednisone. ZYTIGA® is used to treat men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (prostate cancer that is resistant to medical or surgical treatments that lower testosterone) that has spread to other parts of the body.

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