ABIKEM

Brand name authorized in: South Africa

Active ingredients

The drug ABIKEM contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 Abiraterone
UNII G819A456D0 - ABIRATERONE

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.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Abiraterone
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L02 Endocrine therapy → L02B Hormone antagonists and related agents → L02BX Other hormone antagonists and related agents
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