Make sure you keep your blood cell count monitoring appointments and tell your healthcare provider about any symptoms or signs of low blood cell counts. Report symptoms or signs of shortness of breath, tiredness, bleeding (such as bruising), or infection (such as fever).
Stay well hydrated and report any signs of dehydration (such as dry mouth and increased thirst), or urinary or kidney problems (such as burning when urinating).
There are no restrictions regarding contact with other people after receiving Xofigo.
Bathroom hygiene is important. Radioactivity is present in urine and feces after treatment. Be sure to practice good personal hygiene while receiving Xofigo and for at least 1 week after the last injection.
After going to the bathroom, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and flush the toilet several times. Promptly clean up spilled bodily waste, wearing gloves when you clean. Dispose of gloves as directed by the healthcare provider who gave you your Xofigo treatment. Wash your hands when you are finished. If bodily waste gets into clothing, promptly wash it separately.
Use condoms and make sure female partners who can have children use highly effective birth control methods during and for a minimum of 6 months after treatment with Xofigo.
The most common side effects of Xofigo include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, swelling of the arms or legs (peripheral edema), and low blood cell counts. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.