Cyproterone Acetate

Red

Brand Name(s):Androcur

Indication:Anti-androgen used in the treatment of severe hypersexuallity and sexual deviation in the male.

Rationale:1,2

Considered:Nov-06

Review Date:Jan-22

Comments:
Patients with existing meningioma or a history of meningioma must not be
prescribed cyproterone acetate at doses of 25 mg per day or higher
(ie, should not receive Cyprostat-50, Cyprostat-100, or Androcur-50)

This advice does not apply to medicines that contain low-dose cyproterone acetate such as co-cyprindiol (Dianette)

MHRA Drug safety update Volume 3 Issue 3 October 2009