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Why must zytiga be taken with prednisone - what is its

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Why must zytiga be taken with prednisone - what is its function?
My oncologist has prescribed zytiga while I Currently take Plavix and Bystolic which have interactions - should I stop these meds and just take the zytiga?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello
Zytiga is as specific enzyme inhibitor.
It prolongs life in those with metastatic prostate cancer.
Do not stop or change ANY meds without talking with the doc.
there is no interaction with plavix
It does interact with bystolic but this is a monitor situation, not a contraindication..it might effectively increase the dose of the bystolic, so more monitoring of the blood pressure, that's all.

good luck

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

What is the role of prednisone?

I am diabetic - does this provide and special concerns?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Prednisone simply reduces inflammation.
As long as you monitor blood sugars...no problem.
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