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Starting ERLEADA® | ERLEADA® (apalutamide)

How To Start

There are 2 ways to receive your ERLEADA® prescription:

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Doctor’s office pharmacy

If your doctor’s office has its own pharmacy, your prescription may be available for pick-up there.



Specialty pharmacyi

Your doctor will most likely send your prescription to a specialty pharmacy. Specialty pharmacies carry certain medications that are not available at retail pharmacies.

The specialty pharmacy path


When you receive your prescription

Your doctor’s office will complete the necessary paperwork and then submit on your behalf to the specialty pharmacy. Before you leave the doctor’s office, make sure your paperwork has been submitted.


Within a few days

The specialty pharmacy will call you to discuss your prescription costs and arrange delivery by mail of your ERLEADA® right to your front door. If you don’t receive a call, contact your doctor’s office.


Within 2 weeks

Your 30-day ERLEADA® prescription bottle should arrive by mail within 14 days. If it does not, contact your doctor’s office.

Every month,

you will be contacted to coordinate your monthly refill.

Download a guide on getting started with ERLEADA® that includes a list of specialty pharmacies

Starting ERLEADA®

Once-a-day oral tablets

Take ERLEADA® as directed by your doctor

The recommended dose of ERLEADA® is 240 mg (four 60 mg tablets) taken orally once daily.


Staying on therapy is important

Communicating with your healthcare team gives them important information about your medicine and helps them see if any adjustments need to be made to your treatment.

To help get the most out of your treatment with ERLEADA®:

  • Take ERLEADA® exactly as your doctor tells you
  • Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that does not go away or that bothers you
  • Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects
  • Do not stop taking your prescribed dose of ERLEADA® without talking with your doctor first

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Personalized Support. From People Who Care.

Once you and your doctor have decided that ERLEADA® is right for you, you have access to a free, personalized support program that connects you with a dedicated Care Navigator to help you get started with your treatment and stay on track.

Your personal Care Navigator is just a phone call away.


You can also call us at 844-NAV-1234 (844-628-1234),

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