[ Generic Medicines for Prostate Cancer Treatment ]
Enzalutamide is an active component, which is a bioavailable, organic, non-steroidal small molecule that targets the androgen receptor with potential antineoplastic activity. It inhibits the activity of prostate cancer cell ARs, which may result in a reduction in prostate cancer cell proliferation and a reduction in the serum prostate-specific antigen level.
Class of Drugs – Androgen receptor inhibitor
Molecular Formula – C21H16F4N4O2S
Molecular Weight - 464.4 g/mol
Working: This given active component Enzalutamide is an androgen receptor inhibitor. Androgens are a type of hormones that includes testosterone. This type of medicines interferes with the connection between androgens and androgen receptors. It helps to slow the growth of cancer cells and prevent further growth.
Uses: This mentioned medication is indicated for the treatment in men with a certain type of prostate cancer. This type of prostate cancer unable to respond to lower the male hormone testosterone. It is known as anti-androgens or anti-testosterone medicine. Enzalutamide acts by blocking the effects of testosterone to slow the growth and spread of prostate cancer.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given anti-testosterone medicine is used as the main active ingredient in popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Xtandi: 40 mg
Do not consume this medication in case of a history of heart disease, high blood pressure or abnormal amounts of fat or cholesterol in the blood. Avoid consumption of alcohol or alcohol-containing edible substances while using this medicine.