The First Step Is a Conversation.
ZYTIGA® is an oral, once-daily prescription medication used in combination with prednisone to treat men with advanced prostate cancer (prostate cancer that is resistant to medical (e.g. hormonal) or surgical treatments that lower testosterone and has spread to other parts of the body [metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer]).
Talk to your oncologist or urologist today to find out if ZYTIGA® is right for you.
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Deciding to talk to your oncologist or urologist soon about ZYTIGA® is a positive step. To help get the most out of that conversation, prepare for the upcoming conversation in advance. Here are some suggestions for making sure your questions are addressed and that you get the information you need about your health and ZYTIGA® as a treatment option for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
- Prepare your questions ahead of time.
- Don't be afraid to ask for the information you want.
- Bring someone with you to your appointment. They'll help you keep track of the information your doctor gives you.
- Bring a pen and paper so you can take notes.
- Repeat back what your doctor tells you. That way you can be sure you've understood it.
Here Are Some Suggested Questions That May Be Helpful to Include in Your Discussion:
- Is ZYTIGA® the right medication for me?
- What are the possible benefits of taking ZYTIGA®?
- What are the possible side effects?
- How do I take this medication?
- Why do I have to take prednisone with ZYTIGA®?
- How do I get ZYTIGA®?
- Are there options and resources to help with my out-of-pocket costs for ZYTIGA®?
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking ZYTIGA®?
Before you take ZYTIGA®, tell your healthcare provider if you:
- Have heart problems
- Have liver problems
- Have a history of adrenal problems
- Have a history of pituitary problems
- Have any other medical conditions
- Plan to become pregnant (See “Who should not take ZYTIGA®?”)
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ZYTIGA® passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take ZYTIGA® and breastfeed. You should not do both. (See “Who should not take ZYTIGA®?”)
- Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ZYTIGA® can interact with many other medicines.