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Side Effects of Zytiga

Just like any medicine, Zytiga may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Zytiga include but are not limited to:
 
  • Joint swelling and discomfort
  • Muscle aches
  • Fluid retention (edema)
  • Hot flushes.
 
(Click Zytiga Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Zytiga may react with several other medications (see Zytiga Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Heart problems, including heart failure
  • An abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Had a recent heart attack
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • A history of problems with your adrenal or pituitary gland
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Zytiga Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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