Patent Number: 6,165,504

Title: Methods for treating hot flashes and improving the quality of life of castrated prostatic cancer patients

Abstract: A method for treating hot flashes in a castrated prostatic cancer patient who is diagnosed with hot flashes warranting treatment or who is experiencing at least approximately 5 hot flashes per day is provided in which from 25 mg to 150 mg cyproterone acetate per day is orally administered to the patient. A method for improving the multidimensional quality of life of such a patient is also provided. Palliative therapy for an advanced stage patient also improves quality of life.

Inventors: Bell; Robert G. (Palm Harbor, FL)

Assignee: Barr Laboratories, Inc.

International Classification: A61K 31/57 (20060101); A61K 009/20 (); A61K 009/48 (); A61K 031/56 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013