Enzalutamide belongs to a class of medications called hormone antagonists. It works by inhibiting a hormone in the body to stop the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. It is indicated for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) or metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC).
Enzalutamide can be taken orally as capsules. The usual dose is 160 mg once daily until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Swallow the capsules whole. Do NOT chew, dissolve or open the capsules.
On the other hand, you should also receive a GnRH analog concurrently or should have had bilateral orchiectomy.
Common dosing schedule:
Enzalutamide should be taken at the same time each day, with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Enzalutamide may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Enzalutamide is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Enzalutamide in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.