How xtandi works

XTANDI is an androgen receptor inhibitor

XTANDI patient, Ken.

Ken, an XTANDI patient and woodworking enthusiast

Androgens are a group of hormones that include testosterone. Androgen receptor inhibitors decrease how often androgens like testosterone connect with an androgen receptor, and thereby may slow the growth of prostate cancer tumors and cells.

  • Imagine the inside of a prostate cancer cell as a puzzle

    Prostate cancer cell illustrated as puzzle pieces. Androgen fits into the androgen receptor.

    When androgen connects with an androgen receptor, it may cause tumor cells to grow.

  • How XTANDI works

    How XTANDI works with androgen and androgen receptor.

    XTANDI helps decrease how often androgen can connect with an androgen receptor. As a result, XTANDI can slow cancer cell growth and the cancer cells may die.

    This is how XTANDI was shown to work in laboratory studies. Clinical significance is unknown.

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XTANDI may cause serious side effects including allergic reactions. Allergic reactions have happened in people who take XTANDI. Stop taking XTANDI and get medical help right away if you develop swelling of the face, tongue, lip or throat.
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