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Enzalutamide

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antiandrogen Xtandi® Cancer-related

Enzalutamide - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Enzalutamide cause?

  • Muscle, bone or joint pain
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Swelling of your hands or feet
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Hot flushes
  • If this occurs, take the t​ablet at bedtime. If night sweats interfere with sleep, try taking the tablet in the morning.
  • ​Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea or constipation may occur  

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Skin rashes, hives or itching
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
  • Confusion or falling
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Side effects become severe

Before taking Enzalutamide, what precautions must I follow?

  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you:
    • Are on any other medicines e.g. warfarin
    • Have any other medical conditions e.g. heart problems, high blood pressure, history of seizures or epilepsy.
  • Use effective birth control during treatment and for at least 3 months after stopping treatment.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Enzalutamide?

Enzalutamide - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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