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Enzalutamide Dosage

Available as capsules, enzalutamide is taken once a day to help treat prostate cancer. The enzalutamide dosage prescribed is usually 160 mg once a day. However, if you develop certain side effects or if you are taking certain medications, you may need a lower amount. Make sure to swallow the capsules whole. If the medicine seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.

 

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Enzalutamide

The dose of enzalutamide (Xtandi®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on a few factors, such as:
 
  • How you tolerate the medication
  • Other medications you are taking.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Recommended Enzalutamide Dosing Guidelines

The recommended enzalutamide dosage for the treatment of prostate cancer is typically 160 mg once a day (four 40-mg capsules once a day). If you experience potentially serious or intolerable side effects, your healthcare provider may recommend you stop taking the medicine for a week or longer until your symptoms improve, and then restart you on a lower amount, such as 120 mg or 80 mg once a day. People who take certain other medications may also need lower doses of enzalutamide.
 

General Information on Taking Enzalutamide

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with enzalutamide include the following:
 
  • Enzalutamide comes in the form of a capsule. It is normally taken by mouth once a day.
 
  • Try to take your dose at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
 
  • Enzalutamide can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach.
 
  • This medicine must be swallowed whole; do not open, crush, cut, dissolve, or chew the capsules.
  
  • For enzalutamide to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine just because you feel better.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of enzalutamide, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
 
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