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Available Form:   Tablet
Manufacturer name:   Janssen
Generic name:   apalutamide
Strength:   60mg

What is Erleada?

Erleada (Apalutamide) belongs to the class of medications called anti-androgens.  Erleada (Apalutamide) is used to treat Prostate Cancer.

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Erleada frequently asked questions

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You can get Erleada for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get Erleada for free.

Erleada How to Take

Erleada (Apalutamide) belongs to the class of medications called anti-androgens. Erleada (Apalutamide) is used to treat Prostate Cancer. Androgens are male hormones and include testosterone. Prostate cancer cells require testosterone in order to grow and reproduce. Erleada (Apalutamide) blocks the action of male hormones such as testosterone, slowing the growth of prostate cancer.

Erleada (Apalutamide) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Erleada (Apalutamide) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Erleada (Apalutamide) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Erleada (Apalutamide) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Erleada (Apalutamide), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Erleada (Apalutamide) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Erleada (Apalutamide) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Erleada (Apalutamide) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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Erleada Dosage

The recommended adult dose of Erleada (Apalutamide) is 240 mg (four 60 mg tablets), taken by mouth, once daily. The tablets should be swallowed whole and may be taken with food or on an empty stomach.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take Erleada (Apalutamide) exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Erleada (Apalutamide) in its original container at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Erleada Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Erleada (Apalutamide). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Erleada (Apalutamide) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Erleada (Apalutamide). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • changed sense of taste
  • decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • hot flushes
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • nausea
  • skin rash
  • tiredness
  • weight loss

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • broken bones
  • falls
  • high blood pressure
  • signs of heart problems (e.g., fast, irregular heartbeat or pulse; chest pain; sudden weight gain; difficulty breathing; leg swelling)
  • swelling of hands, ankles, or feet
  • symptoms of irregular heartbeat (e.g., chest pain, dizziness, rapid, pounding heartbeat, shortness of breath)
  • symptoms of underactive Thyroid gland (e.g., dry skin, Constipation, weight gain, fatigue, aches, pains and stiffness, intolerance to cold, Depression, memory problems)

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • seizures
  • signs of a Heart Attack (e.g., chest pain or pressure, pain extending through shoulder and arm, nausea and vomiting, sweating)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Erleada (Apalutamide).

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Erleada Available Form

Each slightly yellowish-to-greyish-green, oblong, film-coated tablet, debossed with "AR 60" on one side, contains 60 mg of Erleada (Apalutamide). Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal anhydrous silica, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose-acetate succinate (HPMC- AS), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and silicified microcrystalline cellulose; tablet coating: iron oxide black (E172), iron oxide yellow (E172), polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, talc, and titanium dioxide.

Erleada Contraindications

Do not take Erleada (Apalutamide) if you:

  • are allergic to Erleada (Apalutamide) or any ingredients of the medication
  • are female and are or may become pregnant

Erleada (Apalutamide) is not intended to be used by women or children.

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Erleada Precautions

There may be an interaction between Erleada (Apalutamide) and any of the following:

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with Erleada (Apalutamide). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

Erleada Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Erleada (Apalutamide).

Abnormal heart rhythm: Erleada (Apalutamide) can cause changes to the normal rhythm of the heart, called QT prolongation. QT prolongation is a serious life-threatening condition. If you are at risk for heart rhythm problems (e.g., have heart failure, Angina, low potassium or magnesium levels; have congenital long QT syndrome; or are taking medications that can prolong the QT interval, such as quinidine, procainamide, Amiodarone, Sotalol, Flecainide), discuss with your doctor how Erleada (Apalutamide) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Erleada (Apalutamide), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Bone health and fractures: Long-term use of other anti-androgen medications similar to Erleada (Apalutamide) has been shown to cause reduced bone strength and may increase the risk of bone fractures. Erleada (Apalutamide) appears to increase the risk of bone fractures. If you have Osteoporosis or are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis, discuss with your doctor how Erleada (Apalutamide) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Erleada (Apalutamide), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Heart disease: The risk of heart attack or heart failure is increased for people taking Erleada (Apalutamide). If you have a history of heart disease or risk factors for heart disease (Obesity, high blood cholesterol, smoking), discuss with your doctor how Erleada (Apalutamide) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Erleada (Apalutamide), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Seizures: There have been rare reports of seizures occurring with Erleada (Apalutamide) in studies. The safety of using Erleada (Apalutamide) if you have a seizure disorder has not been determined. If you have a history of Epilepsy or medical conditions that increase the risk of seizures, discuss with your doctor how Erleada (Apalutamide) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Erleada (Apalutamide), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Thyroid disease: Erleada (Apalutamide) may cause decreased thyroid gland function. If you have problems with your thyroid gland, Erleada (Apalutamide) may make these problems worse. If you experience symptoms of underactive thyroid, such as unexpectedly feeling cold, depression, constipation, or fatigue, let your doctor know. If you have a history of thyroid disease, discuss with your doctor how Erleada (Apalutamide) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Erleada (Apalutamide), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Pregnancy: Erleada (Apalutamide) is not intended to be used by women. Erleada (Apalutamide) may cause harm to the developing baby and cause loss of pregnancy if the fetus is exposed to the medication. If you have a female partner who is or may become pregnant, it is important to use a condom, as well as a second effective method of birth control while receiving treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of Erleada (Apalutamide).

Breast-feeding: Erleada (Apalutamide) is not intended to be used by women.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of using Erleada (Apalutamide) have not been established for children.

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