Abiraterone works in the body by preventing the actions of androgens (male hormones). Abiraterone is used together with prednisone to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Abiraterone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Abiraterone is used to treat prostate cancer that has metastasized, or spread beyond its original location. The drug works by blocking the effects of the male hormone androgen in the body. It is used in combination with prednisone.