Dear Doctor Letter (Rote-Hand-Brief) on radium-223-dichloride (Xofigo): new restrictions due to increased risk of fractures and possible increased risk of death
Active substance Radium-223-dichlorid
The use of Xofigo is associated with an increased risk of fractures. A possible increased risk of death was also observed in a clinical trial investigating radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo) in combination with abiraterone acetate and prednisone/prednisolone in patients with asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic castration resistant prostate cancer.
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