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Erleada for Prostate Cancer User Reviews

Erleada has an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 from a total of 11 reviews for the treatment of Prostate Cancer. 55% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 18% reported a negative experience.

Erleada rating summary

6.7/10 average rating

11 ratings from 11 user reviews.

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Reviews for Erleada

  • IP Fr...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • February 11, 2021

"77 years old, prostatectomy 16 years ago, PSA began doubling every month in 2017, Stage 4 PCa diagnosed, PSA surged to >50, began and still on Firmagon. After beginning Erleada at 4 pills with my evening meal, my PSA dropped roughly 80% every month thereafter. It's been <0.01 for months now. The only side effect I've noticed is physical weakness when I work out or play hard (I'm a very active athlete). My docs attribute that to my very low (single digit on the 300-800 scale) testosterone, not to the med itself. My poor balance, muscle loss, and some muscle and joint aches and pains are probably due respectively and primarily to 25 years with Meniere's disease, closed gyms plus no T, and prior injuries or current overuse. I'm extremely pleased with Erleada, and it gives my oncologist a proven (in my case) fallback position as he tweaks my medication protocol to keep confusing and thwarting my widespread cancer."

9 / 10
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  • XXX
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • January 26, 2024

"Metastatic prostate cancer to the ribs. Use with Gnax and Calcium and Vitamin D. At 42 months, PSA begins to rise but tumor appears to have been suppressed on bone scan. 64 g x 4 daily. Dizziness. Fatigue. Falls."

8 / 10
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  • Annon...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 21, 2022

"Starting Erleada in Sept 2021, immediately experience side effects, severe edema in both legs, slightly elevated glucose numbers, higher blood pressure, muscle weakness in both legs, rash, discoloration in my skin tone & at times some dizziness. After speaking with oncology & primary physicians, both concluded it was Erleada. Other medications that I was on, were adjusted & with careful monitoring my condition, several months later, PSA drop to under zero, non detected levels, glucose & high blood pressure are now reading normal. Only side effects that persist is the fatigue & weakness in both legs. Weakness in muscles is slowly regaining strength, some slight water retention on the ankles & feet & is being monitored by primary physician. Overall, medication address my PSA numbers & has accomplish & assist in bringing down the numbers to under zero. Rough start, but my health numbers are good now."

8 / 10
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  • BMG
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • December 3, 2023

"Lowered my PSA very quickly, below 1.0. Have been on the drug for 6 months. Tiredness to the point of falling asleep whenever I sit down, especially after meals. Memory loss or lack of concentration, which is moderate. Some agitation, mild personality/depression changes. And taste affected for cold water and milk, both tasting terrible, and previously loved both. This is starting to resolve after 6 months. Age 69 with CRPC, not metastatic."

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  • Bill...
  • May 5, 2023

"Loss of body hair, loss of libido, falls, and ataxia were all significant. BP unchanged. Did not have GI symptoms or weight loss. The cost is awful. Have had no evidence of an increase in PSA from undetectable since starting."

9 / 10
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  • Gaffney
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • November 21, 2023

"Restored bone health, stopped all bone and muscular pain with little to no side effects."

10 / 10
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  • Bobk
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 1, 2020

"After two months on Erleada my PSA is lower. Taking drug four times is a challenge. So far side effects are minor."

7 / 10
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  • Tom
  • July 7, 2023

"1 month and a half on Erleada, I developed hot flashes and penis and testicular size reduction. I developed a bad case of the hives. The urologist stopped taking Erleada."

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  • Rick
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 24, 2023

"Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) dropped below 1, but the severe joint pain and constipation were intolerable."

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  • bernard
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 22, 2023

"Severe weakness, fatigue, and weight loss, secondary to the fact that everything tastes terrible, so no appetite."

6 / 10
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  • Plett...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 15, 2024

"Early stages only, blurred vision, hot flushes, tiredness. PSA count decreased dramatically to 0.54 after 2 weeks of medication so it definitely works."

8 / 10
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