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Enzalutamide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Enzalutamide

Generic Name : Enzalutamide
Latest prescription information about Enzalutamide. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Enzalutamide

International- Xtandi.

Why is Enzalutamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an androgen receptor inhibitor, prescribed for prostate cancer.  It blocks testosterone's action.

When should Enzalutamide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to pregnant women.

What is the dosage of Enzalutamide?

PO - The recommended dose is 160mg once daily.

How should Enzalutamide be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Enzalutamide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Enzalutamide?

   Most Common : Weakness, fatigue, back pain, diarrhea, joint pain, hot flush, swelling in the extremities, muscle pain, headache, upper respiratory infection, muscle weakness, dizziness, sleeplessness, lower respiratory infection, spinal cord compression, cauda equina syndrome, blood in urine, tingling, anxiety, and high blood pressure.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle stiffness.
   Heart : Hot flush.
   Central Nervous System : Spinal cord compression, tingling, mental impairment, sleeplessness, anxiety.
   Infections : Upper respiratory tract infection.
   Genitourinary : Blood in urine and abnormally frequent urination.
   Skin : Itching, dry skin.
   Respiratory : Nosebleed.

What are the other precautions for Enzalutamide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Enzalutamide?

Store between 20C to 25C.

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