When to ask your doctor about XTANDI

XTANDI may be right for you

Euvon, XTANDI patient.

Euvon, an XTANDI patient
and proud grandpa

XTANDI is a type of prostate cancer treatment known as a novel hormone therapy (NHT)

XTANDI® (enzalutamide) is taken along with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). While ADT reduces the amount of testosterone the body makes, NHTs, like XTANDI, work differently. XTANDI is an androgen receptor inhibitor. Androgens are a group of hormones that include testosterone. Androgen receptor inhibitors interfere with the connection between androgens and androgen receptors. This can help slow cancer cell growth. Learn more about how XTANDI works.

In multiple clinical studies, XTANDI was taken along with ADT. See the results here.

Select Safety Information

XTANDI may cause serious side effects including heart disease. Blockage of the arteries in the heart (ischemic heart disease) that can lead to death has happened in some people during treatment with XTANDI. Your doctor will monitor you for signs and symptoms of heart problems during your treatment. Call your doctor or go to the emergency room right away if you get chest pain or discomfort at rest or with activity or shortness of breath during your treatment with XTANDI. Learn more

When is the right time to ask about XTANDI?

Don’t wait to talk with your doctor about advanced prostate cancer treatments. Take action when you’re first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer that:

  • No longer responds to a hormone therapy or surgical treatment to lower testosterone OR
  • Has spread to other parts of the body and responds to a hormone therapy or surgical treatment to lower testosterone

There are options that may help you.

How to ask about XTANDI

At your next appointment, ask your doctor if XTANDI may be right for you.

Arm yourself with knowledge before talking with your doctor. Here are some things to consider:

  • Ask your doctor about the XTANDI clinical trial results for your type of advanced prostate cancer.

  • Remember to bring a copy of your Doctor Discussion Guide.

  • Think about your treatment goals—such as whether it’s living longer, delaying progression, or delaying chemotherapy.

  • Ask about treatment options that may help you get to your goal.

  • Weigh the side effects and benefits of XTANDI.

Don’t wait until your next appointment to begin your research. Here are some things you can do now:

Learn more about XTANDI

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