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What is Erleada used for?

Apalutamide is used to treat men with prostate cancer. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-androgens (anti-testosterone). It works by blocking the effects of testosterone to slow the growth and spread of prostate cancer.




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Erleada Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start taking apalutamide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not cut, chew, or crush the tablets.

If you are using the 60 milligram tablets and have difficulty swallowing the tablets whole, you may mix the whole tablets in 4 ounces (120 milliliters) of applesauce. Stir the mixture but make sure not to crush the tablets. Wait 15 minutes, and then stir the mixture again. Wait another 15 minutes and stir the mixture for a third time. Make sure the tablets are well mixed with no solid chunks remaining. Swallow the mixture right away using a spoon. After taking the mixture, rinse the container with 2 ounces (60 milliliters) of water and drink the mixture right away. Repeat the rinse to make sure you take the full dose of the medication. The applesauce/drug mixture should be used within 1 hour of making. Do not store for future use.

If you are using the 240 milligram tablet and have difficulty swallowing the tablet whole, you may mix the whole tablet with water as directed. Add 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) of water to a cup with the tablet inside. Do not split or crush the tablet. Make sure that the tablet is covered with water. Wait 2 minutes for the tablet to break up and then stir the mixture. Then add 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of either orange juice, applesauce, or more water to the mixture and stir. Swallow the mixture right away. After taking the mixture, rinse the cup with water and drink the water to make sure you take the full dose of the medication. Do not save any of the mixture for future use.

If you are giving this medication through a feeding tube, ask your health care professional for detailed instructions on how to properly mix and give it.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Erleada Dosage and Form Information

240 Mg
60 Mg