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Learn more about enzalutamide

What dosages is enzalutamide available in?

What dosages is enzalutamide available in?

enzalutamide is available as a 40 mg oral capsule and a 40 mg and 80 mg oral tablet.

What is enzalutamide used for?

What is enzalutamide used for?

enzalutamide is an androgen receptor inhibitor that is used to treat advanced or metastatic prostate cancer.

How does enzalutamide work?

How does enzalutamide work?

enzalutamide is an androgen receptor inhibitor (antiandrogen), a type of hormone therapy that works by blocking testosterone from binding to prostate cancer cells. Without testosterone, cancer cells won’t have the fuel they need to grow or spread.

How do I take enzalutamide?

How do I take enzalutamide?

The typical dose is enzalutamide 160 mg by mouth once a day.

Is it safe for me to take enzalutamide?

Is it safe for me to take enzalutamide?

enzalutamide is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

enzalutamide Common Side Effects

enzalutamide Common Side Effects

Common side effects of enzalutamide:

  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Hot flashes
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Feeling less hungry
  • High blood pressure
enzalutamide Serious Side Effects

enzalutamide Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with enzalutamide. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Seizures
  • New confusion, seizures, or sudden changes in mood or behavior: severe headaches, visual changes, difficulty staying awake, dizziness, trouble speaking
  • Heart problems: chest pain, racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, arm or shoulder pain, swelling of your legs or feet, sudden weight gain, sweating, fatigue, dizziness, nausea or vomiting
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on enzalutamide

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on enzalutamide

The following medications may interact with enzalutamide:

  • Strong CYP2C8 Inhibitors: Avoid strong CYP2C8 inhibitors. If coadministration cannot be avoided, reduce the dosage of enzalutamide
  • Strong CYP3A4 Inducers: Avoid strong CYP3A4 inducers. If coadministration cannot be avoided, increase the dosage of enzalutamide
  • Avoid coadministration with certain CYP3A4, CYP2C9, or CYP2C19 substrates for which a minimal decrease in
  • concentration may lead to therapeutic failure of the substrate. In cases where active metabolites are formed, there may be increased exposure to the active metabolites
Who makes enzalutamide?

Who makes enzalutamide?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is enzalutamide safe in pregnancy?

Is enzalutamide safe in pregnancy?

enzalutamide can cause harm to your unborn baby and loss of pregnancy (miscarriage). Males who have female partners who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment with enzalutamide and for 3 months after the last dose of enzalutamide. Males must use a condom during sex with a pregnant female.


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