You should avoid taking Androcur if you have any of the following: liver disease, cancer, a history of meningiomas, wasting diseases, severe diabetes, blood clots, severe long-term depression, irregular red blood cells, an allergy to cyproterone acetate, or if you are under 18 years of age.
As with all other new prescriptions, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications, vitamins or supplements at the same time as Androcur. Be sure to notify them of the following medications especially, if you take them regularly: rifampicin, phenytoin, St. Johns wort, ketoconazole, clotrimazole, itraconazole, ritonavir, statin medications, or glitazones.
If you are taking medication to treat diabetes at the same time as Androcur, your doctor may need to change the dosage of your diabetes medicine. Androcur may also cause you to feel tired or weak. If this is the case, you should avoid operating heavy machinery or driving.
Your doctor may request frequent blood tests while taking Androcur to test the functions of the liver, adrenal glands, and more.