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Brand name: Nubeqa Form of dosage: oral tablet (300mg)
Drug classes: antiandrogens, hormones, and antineoplastics

What is Darolutamide?

Darolutamide can be used to treat cancer of the prostate, which has not spread. Darolutamide can be given if treatment has failed or ceased to work. Darolutamide can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side effects of Darolutamide

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue

Darolutamide may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe ongoing nausea or diarrhea
  • Urination that is painful or difficult
  • Blood in urine
  • Severe headache; blurred vision; or pounding of the neck and ears
  • Fainting; slow breathing.
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lungs: chest pain, sudden hack or wheezing; rapid breathing and coughing blood
  • Signs of lung infections: fever, chills, mucusy cough, chest pain

If you experience certain side effects, your cancer treatment may be delayed.

Darolutamide can cause the following side effects:

  • Feeling tired
  • You may experience pain in the arms, hands, or legs.
  • Rash;
  • Low white blood cell count;
  • Abnormal liver function tests

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Do not use it other than as prescribed. Inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking or if there is a medical condition or allergy.

Before you take this drug

If you've ever:

  • Liver or kidney disease

Can harm the unborn child or cause miscarriage. Women should not use darolutamide. If your partner can get pregnant, use effective birth control. Continue to use birth control at least one week after your last dose.Inform your physician immediately if you become pregnant. Darolutamide can make it harder to get pregnant. Use birth control to avoid pregnancy. Darolutamide can cause harm to an unborn child. Use by females or anyone under 18 is prohibited.

How to take Darolutamide?

Read and follow all instructions provided with your medication.Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take along your food. Darolutamide should be taken twice a day. Don't neglect to follow your physician's orders! Do not chew or crush the tablet. If you have not undergone castration surgery to reduce testosterone production in your body, your physician may also suggest gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) treatment as part of a comprehensive health program. Take your GnRH as directed. Keep tightly sealed at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

Details on dosage

Adult dose for prostate cancer:

Take 600mg orally twice a day.
Patients taking this drug must also receive an analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), or have undergone bilateral orchiectomy prior to beginning therapy with it.Use for nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

What happens if I miss the dose?

If it is close to time for the next dose, skip any that were missed and go directly for your scheduled one. Never take more than one dose at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor prescribes any restrictions on foods, drinks, or activities, follow their instructions.

Interaction with other drug

It is sometimes not safe to take certain drugs at the same time. Some medications can cause side effects that increase or decrease the effectiveness of another drug you are taking. Darolutamide can be affected by other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the other medications you take.



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