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What is Xofigo?

What is this medicine? RADIUM-223 DICHLORIDE (ray dee um) is a radiopharmaceutical drug. This medicine allows radiation to target bone metastases from prostate cancer and prevent fractures and other bone problems caused by cancer bone metastases. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

How to take Xofigo

How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.


What should I watch for while using this medicine? Visit your doctor for checks on your progress. This drug may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon, as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Be careful brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick because you may get an infection or bleed more easily. If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are receiving this medicine.

Avoid taking products that contain aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen unless instructed by your doctor. These medicines may hide a fever.

Men must use a latex condom during sexual contact with a woman while taking this medicine and for 6 months after you stop taking this medicine. A latex condom is needed even if you have had a vasectomy. Contact your doctor right away if your partner becomes pregnant. Do not donate sperm while taking this medicine and for 6 months after you stop taking this medicine.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 6 months after stopping it. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.

Talk to your doctor about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancers if you take this medicine.

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

What if I miss a dose of Xofigo?

What if I miss a dose? It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

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Side Effects of Xofigo

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-low blood counts - this medicine may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. You may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding
-pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected
-signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
-signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine
-signs of decreased red blood cells - unusually weak or tired, feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
-signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or trouble passing urine
-swelling of the ankle, feet, hands

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

-diarrhea
-dizziness
-dry mouth
-nausea, vomiting This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interactions with Xofigo

What may interact with this medicine? Interactions have not been studied. This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Precautions

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-blood disorders
-low blood counts
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

Conditions Commonly Treated by Xofigo

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More Ways to Save on Xofigo

Buy More, Less Often

If you need to take prescription medication such as Xofigo over an extended period, buying a larger quantity could save you time and money. Many drugs, including Xofigo work out cheaper per pill or dose when purchased in volume. Speak to your doctor about increasing the your prescription and you could pay less for drugs and need fewer trips to the pharmacist.

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Register for a Patient Assistance Program

Patient assistance programs offered by drug manufacturers can help you save money on your prescriptions. Many drug manufacturers have such a program, offering discounts to eligible patients who are prescribed Xofigo. Patients prescribed expensive or branded medication may qualify for discounts through such programs.

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Explore Generic Drug Options

Xofigo and other branded drugs often have a generic equivalent on the market at a significantly lower price. Generics account for around 8 out of 10 prescriptions filled in the US and are identical their brand name counterparts in quality, safety, strength, dosage form, route of administration, performance characteristics and intended use. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about safe generic alternatives to your branded prescription.

Check Your Medicare Part D Coverage

Seniors with Medicare Part D may be entitled to discounts on Xofigo and other prescriptions through their policy. The list of drugs covered varies from plan to plan, so check your provider’s website for more information.

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Explore Other Treatment & Therapy Options

Medication plays a vital role in treating a huge number of conditions, but there may be other therapies, lifestyle changes or surgical options open to you. If you have concerns about prescription costs, or are considering a different approach to your therapy, speak to your doctor to explore alternatives to medication.