Generally, patients experience few side effects from Xofigo®. The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, swelling of the arms and legs (edema) and low blood cell counts.
Most patients can often continue all or some of their normal daily activities with a reduced schedule. Many patients continue to work full time during radiation therapy.
Because Xofigo® injections contain a radioactive substance, there are some additional precautions you must take while receiving treatment to prevent exposing others. Follow good hygiene practices to reduce others’ exposure to any bodily fluids. You must also use a condom during intercourse to prevent exposing your partner. There are no restrictions regarding causal contact with other people.
Talk with members of your radiation oncology team about any side effects you’re having. They can give you information about how to manage them and may prescribe medicines that can help provide relief.