Can Xtandi interact with other medications or foods?

Xtandi (enzalutamide), a prescription medication used to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, can interact with a number of medications. In some cases, an interaction can increase the risk of side effects; in others, it may make Xtandi less effective. Some supplements may interact with Xtandi, too. Xtandi can also affect how well certain other drugs work. Before you start taking Xtandi, tell your doctor about all your other medications (prescription and over-the-counter), as well as any supplements you take. Once you're on Xtandi, talk with your doctor before taking a new drug or supplement. If you take warfarin, you should have additional testing to see how long it takes your blood to clot.

Xtandi may also interact with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Talk to your doctor about whether you should avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice.

Xtandi can be taken with or without food.

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