Tips for staying on track

Take XTANDI as prescribed by your doctor

XTANDI patient Mahlon.

Mahlon, an XTANDI patient
and fire truck collector

Take XTANDI® (enzalutamide) once a day, at the same time each day. If you have trouble remembering to take your dose, ask a family member or friend for reminders to help you stay on track. Whether it’s in person, by phone, or by text message, they can be your constant reminder to keep moving forward.

  • Incorporate taking XTANDI into your daily activities and routines, such as by taking your dose after brushing your teeth.

  • Set an alarm to help you remember to take XTANDI at the same time each day.

  • Use the pill tracker that you may have received with your starter kit.

Your doctor will monitor your prostate cancer while you are taking XTANDI.

  • PSA tests

    You’re probably familiar with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. This is a blood test that measures the amount of PSA in your blood. Your doctor may perform this test periodically throughout your treatment.

  • Scans

    Your doctor may also use one or more of the scans below to monitor your prostate cancer:

    • Computed tomography (CT) scan
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
    • Bone scan
    • Prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (PSMA PET) scan
  • Talk with your doctor

    It’s important to talk with your doctor and share how you’re feeling throughout your treatment. It’s a good idea to keep a pad and pencil (or your smartphone) handy to write down notes about your symptoms. Remember to jot down the time of day and what’s going on at that moment.

Select Safety Information

XTANDI may cause serious side effects including Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES). If you take XTANDI you may be at risk of developing a condition involving the brain called PRES. Tell your doctor right away if you have a seizure or quickly worsening symptoms such as headache, decreased alertness, confusion, reduced eyesight, blurred vision or other visual problems. Your doctor will do a test to check for PRES. Learn more

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