Brand name authorized in: South Africa
The drug ABIKEM contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
Abiraterone acetate is converted in vivo to abiraterone, an androgen biosynthesis inhibitor. Specifically, abiraterone selectively inhibits the enzyme 17α-hydroxylase/C17,20-lyase (CYP17). This enzyme is expressed in and is required for androgen biosynthesis in testicular, adrenal and prostatic tumour tissues. CYP17 inhibition also results in increased mineralocorticoid production by the adrenals.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows: