Apalutamide INN 60 mg

Apalutamide is used to treat certain types of prostate cancer.

How Apalutamide works?
Apalutamide is the generic name for the trade name drug Erleada. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Erleada when referring to the generic drug name apalutamide. Apalutamide is classified as a novel hormone therapy, specifically known as an anti-androgen or an androgen receptor inhibitor.
Common side effects of Apalutamide
weakness, tiredness, joint pain muscle weakness or stiffness, diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, hot flashes
How should I take Apalutamide
You should take Apalutamide exactly as directed by your doctor. It should be started by doctors who have experience in administering cancer medicines. Take it once a day with or without food. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with Apalutamide, as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Apalutamide by less than 12 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, if you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.,
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call a doctor.

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    Apalutamide is used to treat some types of prostate cancer in males (cancer that starts in the prostate [a male reproductive gland] and spreads to other parts of the body or has not migrated to other regions of the body but has not responded to other medical therapies). Apalutamide belongs to the class of drugs known as androgen receptor inhibitors. It works by preventing cancer cells from growing and spreading by suppressing the effects of androgen (a male reproductive hormone).
    Apalutamide is available as a tablet to be swallowed. It is normally taken once a day, with or without food. Every day, around the same time, take apalutamide. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and if there is anything you don't understand, ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain it to you.


    The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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