What should I tell my doctor before taking Xtandi?

Before you begin taking Xtandi (enzalutamide), a prescription medication used to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had a brain injury, brain tumor, stroke or seizure.

You should also tell your doctor if you are having sex with a woman who could become pregnant or is pregnant.

Before you start taking Xtandi, give your doctor a complete medical history. Tell him or her about all your other medications, whether they're prescription or over-the-counter, as well as any dietary or herbal supplements that you take. Once you're on Xtandi, do not start taking another drug or supplement without talking with your doctor first.

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