You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Xtandi. Learn more about Xtandi and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Enzalutamide
Typical dosage: 40mg
Typical type: Capsule1
Xtandi is a medication typically used to treat prostate cancer. Xtandi is a brand name only medication and is available as an oral capsule.
Xtandi is a prescription medication that contains the active ingredient Enzalutamide. Xtandi is used to treat prostate cancer that is resistant to medical or surgical treatments (castration resistant) and is given once daily.
Xtandi is an antiandrogen that blocks testosterone and stops the growth of cancer cells by blocking the effects of androgen hormones.
The major side effects of Xtandi include dizziness, tiredness, constipation or diarrhea, hot flashes, signs of a common cold, headache, weight loss, insomnia, anxiety and changes in taste, among others.
How much does Xtandi cost with Medicare?
Xtandi coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Xtandi?
According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Xtandi in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Xtandi include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2024 Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Xtandi. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.
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Your risk of seizures may be increased while taking Xtandi. Your risk for seizures may be higher if you have certain brain blood vessel problems or if you take other drugs that increase the risk of seizures, brain injury, stroke or brain cancer.
Avoid tasks or actions where passing out could cause harm to you or others, and talk to your doctor. The risk of falling is also increased when taking Xtandi.
Use with caution if you have risks for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight, having high blood sugar or diabetes or smoking cigarettes.
Xtandi interacts with many other drugs. Be sure to talk to your doctor about your full medication list before starting Xtandi.
Xtandi is not indicated for use in females. Male patients with female partners who have the ability to get pregnant should use effective birth control during treatment and 3 months after the last Xtandi dose to avoid harm to the unborn baby.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
1 GoodRx. Xtandi. Retrieved November 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Xtandi/medicare-coverage.
A formulary for Medicare is the list of drugs a given Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan will cover. A Medicare plan formulary details information such as how drugs are covered, their relative costs, limitations and/or restrictions. Read more