XTANDI (Enzalutamide)

XTANDI (Enzalutamide)

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ASTELLAS PHARMA
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What is this medication?

Enzalutamide, Xtandi
Antineoplastic Agent, Antiandrogen

Enzalutamide, Xtandi is officially indicated for prostate cancer

How does this medication work?

Enzalutamide is an androgen receptor inhibitor that inhibits androgen binding, AR nuclear translocation, and AR-mediated transcription leading to cellular apoptosis and decreased prostate tumor volume. Unlike other antiandrogen therapies, it has no known agonistic properties.

How should I take this medication?

Before starting Enzalutamide, Xtandi make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take.  Enzalutamide, Xtandi use has been associated with rare but serious adverse events such as increased risk of cardiovascular disease, increased risk of bone fracture, hypersensitivity reactions, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, and seizures.

How to Take: Administer at the same time each day, either with or without food. Swallow capsules whole; do not chew, dissolve, or open the capsules.

You Need to Avoid:  This medication has many significant drug interactions that may affect dosage, so it is important to check with your prescriber or pharmacist before starting any new supplements or medications.

What should I watch for while using this medication?

Before starting Enzalutamide, Xtandi make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take.  Enzalutamide, Xtandi use has been associated with rare but serious adverse events such as increased risk of cardiovascular disease, increased risk of bone fracture, hypersensitivity reactions, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, and seizures.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible.  However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose.  Do not take double or extra doses.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times.  Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C).  Protect from light.  Keep the container tightly closed.  Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

Peripheral edema, hypertension, fatigue, increase risk of falls, dizziness, headache, hyperglycemia, hot flashes, hypermagnesemia, hyponatremia, weight loss, constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite, nausea, decreased neutrophils/total white blood cell count, asthenia (weakness), back pain, arthralgia, musculoskeletal pain, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), increased risk of upper respiratory infections

Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Enzalutamide, Xtandi only common ones.