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Start the Conversation with Our Interactive Guide

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Try asking your doctor the following questions in order to find out if oral, once-daily ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) might be a treatment option for you.

Select an answer for each of these questions:

These questions can help you start the conversation.

Select the questions below that are most relevant to you. Then, print your guide and bring it to your next doctor's office visit.

During the next appointment made by your loved one, try asking the doctor the following questions to find out if oral, once-daily ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) might be a treatment option for him.

Select an answer for each of these questions:

These questions can help you start the conversation.

Select the questions below that are most relevant to your loved one. Then, print your guide and bring it to his next doctor's office visit.

The First Step Is a Conversation

It is important to talk with your doctor in order to find out if oral, once-daily ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) might be a treatment option for you. To start the discussion, use our doctor discussion guide below to prepare for your appointment.

 

Your Doctor Discussion Guide.

These questions can help you start the conversation:

  • Is ZYTIGA® the right medication for me?

  • What could ZYTIGA® do for me?

  • What are the possible side effects of ZYTIGA®?

  • How do I take this medication?

  • Why do I need prednisone while I’m taking ZYTIGA®?

  • How can I get started with ZYTIGA®?

  • Who will prescribe ZYTIGA® for me?

  • Are there options and resources to help with my out-of-pocket costs for ZYTIGA®?

 

Other helpful tips include:

  • Prepare your questions ahead of time.

  • Don't be afraid to ask for the information you want.

  • Bring someone with you to your appointment. They'll help you keep track of the information your doctor gives you.

  • Bring a pen and paper so you can take notes.

Repeat back what your doctor tells you. That way you can be sure you've understood it.

Consideremailing this discussion guide so that you or your loved one have it available for your next appointment.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking ZYTIGA®?

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® and breastfeed. You should not do both. (See "Who should not take ZYTIGA®?")

  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ZYTIGA® can interact with many other medicines.