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Enzalutamide (Xtandi®) is used to treat men with prostate cancer.

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ShowAll Page 1 ENZALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — enzalutamide (EN-zuh-LOO-tuh-mide) Brand name — Xtandi® (ek-STAN-dee) Approved uses Enzalutamide is used to treat men with prostate cancer Dose and schedule Taking enzalutamide as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible so here are some key points to remember o Your dose may vary but the usual dose of enzalutamide is 160 milligrams (160 mg) to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day o Enzalutamide can be taken with or without food but at the same time each day o Enzalutamide should be taken whole and not crushed cut or dissolved If you are unable to swallow enzalutamide talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options o If you miss a dose of enzalutamide do not take an extra dose or two doses at one time Simply take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses Storage and handling Handle enzalutamide with care Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein this drug can be toxic and exposure of the drug to others should be limited o Store enzalutamide at room temperature (68°F–77°F) in a dry location away from light o Keep enzalutamide out of reach of children and pets o Leave enzalutamide in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken o Whenever possible give enzalutamide to yourself and follow the steps below If a family member friend or caregiver needs to give enzalutamide to you they also need to follow these steps: 1 Wash hands with soap and water 2 Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication (Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself ) 3 Gently transfer the enzalutamide from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup 4 Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water 5 Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else 6 Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash 7 Wash hands with soap and water ENZALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 o A daily pill box or pill reminder is not recommended for use with enzalutamide o If you have any unused enzalutamide do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of enzalutamide o If you are traveling put your enzalutamide in a sealed plastic bag Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed Handling body fluids and waste Enzalutamide remains in your body for several days after it is taken so some of the drug may be present in urine stool sweat or vomit Once you have started to take enzalutamide it is important to follow the instructions below every day for as long as your treatment lasts This will keep yourself loved ones and the environment as safe as possible o Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient o Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet septic tank and/or sewer that you usually use If you have a low-flow toilet close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine stool or vomit clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet o If you need a bedpan be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day o If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels use a disposable pad with a plastic back a diaper or a sheet to absorb body waste o Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or enzalutamide with soap and water o Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing If you do not have a washer place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed o Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids Drug and food interactions o Enzalutamide has many drug interactions Inform your care providers of all prescription medications over-the-counter medications vitamins and herbal products that you are taking o Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements or receiving any vaccines ENZALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Enzalutamide The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking enzalutamide are listed in the left side of this table You MAY NOT experience these side effects Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table These should be discussed with your care provider If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here contact your care provider Possible Side Effect Management Fatigue You may be more tired than usual or have less energy Stay as active as possible but know it is okay to rest as needed too Try to do some activity every day Plan your activities and do them at a time of day when you feel a bit more energetic Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect call your physician or healthcare center immediately: _ (INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO) Pregnancy sexual activity and contraception o Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking enzalutamide Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of three months after the last dose of enzalutamide o Inform your care provider if you become pregnant o It is safe to hug and kiss Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on enzalutamide and you are encouraged to ask your care provider Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your enzalutamide (PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO) Additional resources Product website: www xtandi com Product prescribing information: www astellas us/docs/us/12A005-ENZ-WPI pdf?v=1 Product resources: www xtandi com/patient-videos Updated – August 20 2017 ENZALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) National Community Oncology Dispensing Association Inc (NCODA) and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses directions doses precautions warnings interactions adverse effects or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement recommendation or favoring of this medication by ACCC HOPA NCODA or ONS who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever and any and all decisions with respect to such medications are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education (OCE) sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise easy-to-understand information about oral cancer drugs Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information However 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