Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

Women and children should not use this medicine. Apalutamide may also cause birth defects if the father is using it when his sexual partner becomes pregnant. You must use an effective method of birth control during treatment with this medicine and for 3 months after the last dose. If a pregnancy occurs while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

Do not donate sperm during treatment with this medicine and for 3 months after your last dose.

Do not stop using this medicine, even for a short time, without first asking your doctor.

Apalutamide may cause heart problems. Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain or discomfort or pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck.

This medicine may cause dizziness, tiredness, seizures, and an increase risk for falls and fractures. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

If you plan to have children, talk with your doctor before using this medicine. Some men using this medicine have become infertile (unable to have children).

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.