Class/mechanism: Antiandrogen; androgen receptor inhibitor (ARI) or androgen receptor signaling inhibitor (ARSI). Enzalutamide competitively inhibits testosterone from binding to the androgen receptor, interferes with translocation of the androgen receptor to the nucleus, and inhibits binding to DNA, resulting in decreased prostate cancer proliferation and cell death.
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
- Enzalutamide (Xtandi) package insert
- Enzalutamide (Xtandi) patient drug information (Chemocare)
- Enzalutamide (Xtandi) patient drug information (UpToDate)
History of changes in FDA indication
- 8/31/2012: Initial FDA approval "for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have previously received docetaxel."
- 9/10/2014: FDA approved "for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)." (no longer needs to be after docetaxel)
Also known as
- Code name: MDV3100
- Brand name: Xtandi