Androcur contains cyproterone acetate and is used to control hypersexuality or sexual deviation in men. Androcur can be used in anti-androgen therapy because it blocks and reduces the male sex hormones (androgens) produced by the body. Androcur may be prescribed if your doctor considers other interventions inappropriate. This drug can reduce sperm production and cause abnormally shaped sperm. You may be asked to sign a witnessed agreement to treatment before being prescribed Androcur.
Refer to the package leaflet before taking this drug
Always take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor
Before taking Androcur (cyproterone), tell your doctor:
Do not take Androcur if you have:
Do not take this drug if you are:
Common side effects:
Rarer side effects that may require a doctor’s attention:
What will happen if I stop using Androcur?
After stopping treatment with Androcur (cyproterone), your sperm count and breast swelling will typically return to normal. If you experience any side effects while stopping treatment, report them to your doctor. It can take 3 to 20 months for fertile sperm production to re-establish after stopping treatment with Androcur.
How long does Androcur take to work?
Androcur (cyproterone) will typically reduce sexual desire and erectile function within the first week of treatment. Maximum effect of Androcur occurs around the third or fourth week. After taking Androcur for some months, you will likely be unable to make anyone pregnant. However, you should not rely on Androcur for contraception.