Posted 5/4/2021 11:55 AM (GMT -6)
Hello, Abhinav ~~~
We have a very extensive and insightful thread on ZYTIGA, which will give you and your father tremendous background and insight.
ZYTIGA is the brand name for ABIRATERONE ACETATE, which has now become available in generic form, here in the United States.
I think you will find the thread VERY helpful --- I just "boosted" it to the top of the feed, a bit ago, so you will see the thread entitled "ZYTIGA: OUR COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCES" on your computer screen currently.
I am on the same dosage as your father --- 1,000 milligrams per day. In my case, the dose is in the form of four 250 milligram tablets, which is EQUAL to your father's dosage of two 500 milligram tablets.
My doctor instructed me not to eat anything for 2 hours before taking the medication --- so, when I wake up in the morning, I start my day with this medication. Then, I was told to not eat anything for 1 hour after taking the medication.
Once you build the ritual, it is easy to follow --- and for me, taking the medication first thing in the morning works best for my daily routine.
I have found that drinking some WATER first, before taking the medication, is very helpful --- and drinking water after taking each pill --- and some more sips of water AFTER I finish the pills --- all of this is helpful to me.
Once, I "wolfed down" the 4 tablets, in quick succession, because I was in a hurry. I failed to drink enough water after taking each tablet --- and this mistake resulted in nausea that morning.
So --- I always remember to drink water first now --- take a tablet --- drink some more water --- wait a bit --- drink some more water --- and then take the next tablet --- and then drink some more water after that. My lesson learned!
I have been on ABIRATERONE ACETATE ("ZYTIGA") for nearly 6 years now. I give humble thanks, each day, for the ways in which this medication has helped me maintain my health goals.
I started saving the empty prescription bottles, each month, as a way to mark my progress on this medication --- and as a way to deepen my gratitude for the breakthrough medications which have helped many of us on this website.
All the empty bottles are lined up on a shelf --- and soon there will be six years' worth of bottles lined up!
On the national news, the corona virus situation in your native country of India is currently being featured --- so I hope that you and your father are staying "safe and sound" in India.
My main doctor is from India, and he is a GODSEND to me.
Please know that I am thinking of you and your father ---and you are in my thoughts --- and the United States is now sending medical aid and medical equipment to India, in recent days.
Both of my parents had corona virus last fall, and my father was in need of oxygen for two months, while in the hospital ---- so I know the importance of medical care and medical supplies.
Please keep us updated --- and let us know how your father is faring!
CYCLONE ~ # Iowa State University