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Abiraterone is used in combination with prednisone to treat a certain type of prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Abiraterone is in a class of medications called androgen biosynthesis inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of certain hormones in the body.
This medication is used to treat prostate cancer. Abiraterone belongs to anti-androgens (anti-testosterone). Testosterone, a natural hormone, helps prostate cancer to grow and spread.