Glenza (Enzalutamide 40 mg Capsules) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is mainly used to treat prostate cancer that has not responded to other treatments and is classified as hormone-resistant or castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Each pack of Glenza contains 4 blisters of 28 capsules, with each capsule containing 40 mg of Enzalutamide as the active ingredient.
Glenza is used to treat men with metastatic hormone-resistant prostate cancer. It works by blocking the action of testosterone that promotes the growth of cancer cells.
How to use:
Glenza capsules are taken orally with or without food. The medication should be swallowed whole without crushing, chewing, or opening the capsule. It is essential to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
The recommended Glenza dosage is one 40 mg capsule taken orally once a day. It is essential to take the medication at the same time each day to maintain a consistent dosage. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed dose.
Glenza capsules should be stored at room temperature in a dry place. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Enzalutamide, the active ingredient in Glenza, works by binding to the androgen receptors in the prostate cancer cells and prevents them from receiving signals from testosterone. This slows down the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Individuals with a history of seizures, liver disease, and heart problems should use Glenza with caution, as it can exacerbate these conditions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use this medication.
Glenza is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to Enzalutamide or any of its ingredients.
Glenza may interact with other medications, including anticoagulants, antiplatelet drugs, and other cancer medications. It is essential to notify your healthcare provider of all medications you are taking before using Glenza.
Symptoms of Glenza overdose may include dizziness, confusion, and seizure. In case of an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Common side effects of Glenza include fatigue, weakness, hot flashes, decreased appetite, and dizziness. More severe side effects, such as confusion, seizure, and trouble breathing, require immediate medical attention.