Posted from: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 05:10 PM - Present

Xtandi Received Expanded Approval to Treat Prostate Cancer

September 4, 2014 – Xtandi® (enzalutamide) is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.  Xtanti is manufactured by Astellas Pharma, Inc. 

Xtandi was originally approved in August 2012 as an orally administered androgen receptor inhibitor to treat patients who have previously received therapy with Taxotere (doxetaxel – Sanofi, generics).  The recommended dose remains the same at 160mg (four 40mg capsules) administered once daily.

 

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