Taking xtandi

Important things to remember about taking XTANDI

XTANDI patient, Mark.

Mark, an XTANDI patient and
clean water advocate

  • Take XTANDI® (enzalutamide) exactly as your doctor tells you. Take your prescribed dose once a day, at the same time each day. Your doctor may change your dose if needed.

  • Do not change or stop taking your prescribed dose of XTANDI without talking with your doctor first.

  • XTANDI can be taken with or without food.

  • Swallow XTANDI capsules or tablets whole. Do not chew, dissolve, or open the capsules. Do not cut, crush, or chew the tablets.

  • If you are receiving luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist therapy, you should continue it while taking XTANDI unless you have had surgery to lower the amount of testosterone in your body (surgical castration).

What to do if you miss a dose

If you miss a dose of XTANDI, take only that day’s prescribed dose. Do not double up on your prescribed dose if you miss a day. Resume taking your prescribed dose at the regular time the following day.

If you take too much XTANDI

  • Call your doctor or
  • Seek medical attention right away

You may have an increased risk of seizure if you take too much XTANDI.

What to tell your doctor before starting XTANDI

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have a history of seizures, brain injury, stroke, or brain tumors
  • Have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, or abnormal amounts of fat or cholesterol in your blood (dyslipidemia)
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. XTANDI can cause harm to your unborn baby and loss of pregnancy (miscarriage)
  • Have a partner who is pregnant or may become pregnant
    • Males who have female partners who can become pregnant should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment with XTANDI and for 3 months after the last dose
    • Males must use a condom during sex with a pregnant female
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if XTANDI passes into your breast milk
  • Take other medicines

XTANDI (enzalutamide) may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how XTANDI works.

These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Do not start or stop any medicine without talking with your doctor.

Steroids are not required with XTANDI. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about steroids.

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