Enzalutamide is a medication used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It belongs to a class of drugs known as androgen receptor inhibitors, which work by blocking the effects of male hormones on the cancer cells.
The typical recommended dose of Enzalutamide capsules is 160 mg (four 40 mg capsules) taken once daily. The capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and can be taken with or without food.
It is important to follow your doctor's instructions and take Enzalutamide exactly as prescribed. Do not change your dose or stop taking the medication without first consulting with your doctor.
Like all medications, Enzalutamide may cause side effects. Common side effects may include fatigue, hot flashes, decreased appetite, and diarrhea. More serious side effects may include seizures, stroke, and heart attack. If you experience any concerning symptoms or side effects, be sure to speak with your doctor as soon as possible.