XTANDI is a prescription medicine used to treat men with prostate cancer that:

  • no longer responds to a hormone therapy or surgical treatment to lower testosterone
  • OR

  • has spread to other parts of the body and responds to a hormone therapy or surgical treatment to lower testosterone

It is not known if XTANDI is safe and effective in females or children.

Wayne, a real patient on XTANDI.

Tips to help manage
prostate cancer symptoms
you may experience

These tips come from organizations that focus on supporting people with cancer; they have not been studied with XTANDI.

Talk to your healthcare team to determine if these tips are right for you.

Feeling tired

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Try to exercise

Exercise can help you feel better both physically and mentally. It may also help increase your energy level. If you decide to exercise, make sure to check with your doctor about healthy ways to add it to your routine.

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Focus on relaxing

If you’re feeling stressed, it might help if you talk to other men living with advanced prostate cancer. Support groups can be a great place to start. You can also try doing things that can help you relax but that require little energy, like reading, listening to music, or meditating.

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Stick with a consistent sleep schedule

Try to sleep 7 to 8 hours each night. Also, try to limit your naps to under 30 minutes. If you can, avoid foods and drinks high in caffeine at night.

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Talk with your healthcare team or dietitian about managing your diet

Work with them to create an eating plan that includes the right amount of nutrients and liquids your body needs. This includes foods you should be eating and foods you may want to avoid.

Hot flashes

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Try to lower your body’s temperature

As a start, try wearing loose-fitting cotton clothing. You might also want to keep a fan running and your windows open—this can help circulate the air throughout your home.

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Try relaxation techniques

If you can, try taking slow, deep breaths to help you relax.

Pain

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Keep a pain journal to share with your healthcare team

Keeping a journal can help you keep track of exactly when you felt the pain, how long it lasted, and what you were doing when the pain started. Try to rate the pain on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest. If you are having pain, make sure to talk with your healthcare team to find ways to help you.

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Try using hot or cold compresses

Start with short applications of 5 to 10 minutes at moderate temperatures. Do not apply heat or cold directly to bare or injured skin, areas that are numb, or areas that have received recent radiation therapy. Discuss this approach with your doctor and follow any special instructions.

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Try relaxation techniques

Try doing things to help you relax, such as breathing exercises and meditation, to help reduce tension and pain.

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Talk with your doctor about medicines that may help reduce bone pain

He or she may recommend certain medicines to help reduce your pain.

Weakness

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Drink liquids, especially water.

Your body needs water to do its work. Talk to your healthcare team about how much water to drink each day.

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Stay active

Try going for short walks or doing light stretching exercises. Talk with your healthcare team about other types of exercises that way help you feel better.

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Get a good night’s sleep

If you feel tired during the day, it’s okay to rest and take a nap to help increase your energy level. Try to keep your naps short and early in the day so they don’t interfere with nighttime sleep.

It’s important to talk with your doctor or nurse about any symptoms you experience and ways to help manage them.

Stay informed

Whether you’re a patient or caregiver, you’re not fighting alone. We’re here for you with tools, tips, information, and support.

Dennis, a real patient on XTANDI, with Theresa, his wife and caregiver.
Dennis, a real patient on XTANDI, with Theresa, his wife and caregiver.

Important Safety
Information

Important Safety Information and Indication

What is XTANDI?

XTANDI is a prescription medicine used to treat men with prostate cancer that:

It is not known if XTANDI is safe and effective in females or children.

Important Safety Information

What should I tell my doctor before taking XTANDI?

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:

How should I take XTANDI?

What are the possible side effects of XTANDI?

XTANDI may cause serious side effects including:

Your doctor will stop treatment with XTANDI if you have serious side effects.

The most common side effects of XTANDI include:

XTANDI may cause fertility problems in males, which may affect the ability to father children. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about fertility.

These are not all the possible side effects of XTANDI. For more information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For further information, please talk to your doctor and click here for Patient Information and Full Prescribing Information for XTANDI.

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