Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have questions.
Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
You may take this tablet with or without food.
Use only the brand of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. Different brands have different dosages and effects when taken with food.
Your doctor may give you other medicines (eg, gonadotropin-releasing hormone) unless you had a surgery to lower the amount of testosterone in your body.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For oral dosage form (tablets):
For castration-resistant prostate cancer:
Adults—500 milligrams (mg) (four 125 mg tablets) once a day, taken together with 4 mg methylprednisolone 2 times a day.
Children—Use is not recommended.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
If you missed a dose of this medicine, take your normal dose the following day. If more than one daily dose is missed, call your doctor.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.