Treating a certain type of prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is used along with another medicine (prednisone). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Zytiga is an androgen biosynthesis inhibitor. It works by decreasing levels of certain hormones produced by the testes. This helps to prevent the growth of certain tumors that need these hormones to grow.
Zytiga (abiraterone) is used to treat individuals suffering from prostate cancer. The drug is part of the CYP17 inhibitors drug class. Prostate cancer begins in the male prostate gland and is the second most common cancer in men.