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Learn more about ERLEADA

What is ERLEADA?

What is ERLEADA?

ERLEADA is the brand name for apalutamide and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is ERLEADA available in?

What dosages is ERLEADA available in?

ERLEADA is available as a 60 mg and 240 mg oral tablet.

What is ERLEADA used for?

What is ERLEADA used for?

  • ERLEADA is an anticancer and is used to treat advanced or metastatic prostate cancer (cancer that’ve spread to other areas)
How does ERLEADA work?

How does ERLEADA work?

ERLEADA 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 ERLEADA?

How do I take ERLEADA?

  • ERLEADA is typically dosed at 240 mg taken by mouth once a day
Is it safe for me to take ERLEADA?

Is it safe for me to take ERLEADA?

ERLEADA 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.

ERLEADA Common Side Effects

ERLEADA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ERLEADA:

  • Tiredness
  • Rash
  • Hot flashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headaches, changes to your vision, and other symptoms of high blood pressure
  • Joint pain
  • Falls
  • Weight loss
ERLEADA Serious Side Effects

ERLEADA Serious Side Effects

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

  • Seizures
  • 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
  • Stroke: sudden numbness or weakness, confusion, trouble speaking, trouble seeing, dizziness, severe headache
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ERLEADA

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

The following medications may interact with ERLEADA:

  • Concomitant use with medications that are sensitive substrates of CYP3A4
  • CYP2C19, CYP2C9, UGT, P-gp, BCRP, or OATP1B1 may result in loss of activity of these medications
Who makes ERLEADA?

Who makes ERLEADA?

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Is ERLEADA safe in pregnancy?

Is ERLEADA safe in pregnancy?

Based on findings from animals and its mechanism of action, ERLEADA can cause fetal harm and loss of pregnancy when administered to a pregnant female. If you are a male with a female partner of reproductive potential you should use effective contraception during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of ERLEADA.


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