GETTING REAL WITH
ORGOVYX PATIENTS

Get inspired by real patients who were prescribed ORGOVYX for their ADT* treatment.

The patients featured here are taking or have taken ORGOVYX.
Patients were compensated by Myovant and Pfizer to share their stories.

*Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

JOËL, 68

“I FOUND OUT THERE'S A PILL…”

My name is Joël. California is where I call home. I have a master’s degree in public health, and I’ve worked in environmental health for government, private industry, and nonprofit organizations my entire career. I like to create modern 3D canvas art, and I love to spend time outdoors doing things like kayaking, sailing, and walking with my dog.

Over time, I had experienced a few instances where I noticed some blood in my semen and reported it to my primary care physician and urologist. My physician discovered my PSA levels had risen, and further investigation proved it was advanced prostate cancer.

patient touching tree

Over time, I had experienced a few instances where I noticed some blood in my semen and reported it to my primary care physician and urologist. My physician discovered my PSA levels had risen, and further investigation proved it was advanced prostate cancer.

I found out there's a pill, and when I learned ORGOVYX was approved by the FDA, I reached out to my doctor. He thought it would be a good option for me. Prior to starting treatment, we discussed the possibility of a serious side effect called QT prolongation, or changes in the electrical activity of the heart, as well as the most common side effects, which include hot flushes, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, constipation, and diarrhea. We also talked about all of my medical conditions and medicines that I currently take, and my doctor explained how critical it is to take ORGOVYX as prescribed. After this, we decided to start treatment with ORGOVYX.

I get the emotional support I need through support groups. And I appreciate the opportunity to share my experience of how my doctor and I decided on ORGOVYX. I hope to contribute to the conversation about advanced prostate cancer moving forward.

FRANK, 76

“I ASKED MY DOCTOR ABOUT A PILL...”

My name is Frank. I am a 76-year-old advanced prostate cancer warrior. I grew up in Pennsylvania and my town was a steel mill and coal mine town. I met the love of my life and future wife, Gail, in sixth grade. I am an Army veteran, and I played football in college. I was actually recruited for a Division I football team.

Later in life, I heard the words I never expected to—advanced prostate cancer. My world changed and I did a ton of research on this cancer. I asked my doctor about a pill—ORGOVYX. We discussed a possible serious side effect called QT prolongation, which is a change in the electrical activity of the heart. We also went over the most common side effects. These include hot flushes, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, constipation, and diarrhea. We talked about all of my medical conditions and medicines that I currently take, and my doctor explained how critical it is to take ORGOVYX as prescribed.

patient sitting in-car

Later in life, I heard the words I never expected to—advanced prostate cancer. My world changed and I did a ton of research on this cancer. I asked my doctor about a pill—ORGOVYX. We discussed a possible serious side effect called QT prolongation, which is a change in the electrical activity of the heart. We also went over the most common side effects. These include hot flushes, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, constipation, and diarrhea. We talked about all of my medical conditions and medicines that I currently take, and my doctor explained how critical it is to take ORGOVYX as prescribed.

My doctor said I could start ORGOVYX treatment. Now that I am on ORGOVYX, I can fit this pill into my daily routine.

You know, I've encountered many challenges in my life, and I'm very happy to say I intend to fight on.

GAIL, 76

“HE WAS ABLE TO FIT THE PILL INTO HIS DAILY ROUTINE.”

My name is Gail. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. I am the wife of Frank, who’s been the love of my life since we met at the age of 12.

Who knew, then, Frank would be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer? Even having managed a three-doctor practice at a hospital, this would still challenge my caregiving skills.

care partner sitting

Who knew, then, Frank would be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer? Even having managed a three-doctor practice at a hospital, this would still challenge my caregiving skills.

Frank found out ORGOVYX was a pill. He told his doctor he was interested in it. They discussed the possibility of a serious side effect called QT prolongation, or changes in the electrical activity of the heart. They also discussed another possible serious side effect of embryo-fetal toxicity, or harm to an unborn baby, as well as the most common side effects, which include hot flushes, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, constipation, and diarrhea. We went through all of his medical conditions and medicines that he currently takes, and his doctor stressed the importance of taking ORGOVYX as prescribed. Frank started ORGOVYX, and he was able to fit it into his daily routine. I help him keep track of his medications and remind him when to take them.

Being Frank’s wife during some of the darkest times was my biggest challenge as a caregiver. Whatever faces us in the future, I am convinced we can handle it together.

These patient stories were accurate at the time of publication.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & INDICATION

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ORGOVYX?

Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have any heart problems, including a condition called long QT syndrome.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. ORGOVYX can harm your unborn baby and cause loss of pregnancy (miscarriage).
  • Have a partner who is pregnant or may become pregnant.
    • Males who have female partners who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment with ORGOVYX and for 2 weeks after the last dose of ORGOVYX.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ORGOVYX passes into your breast milk.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines or treatments you receive, including: prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking ORGOVYX with certain other medicines can affect how ORGOVYX works or may cause side effects.

You should not start or stop any medicine before you talk with your healthcare provider who prescribed ORGOVYX.

What are the possible side effects of ORGOVYX?

Serious side effects of ORGOVYX include:

  • Changes in the electrical activity of your heart (QT prolongation). Your healthcare provider may check your body salts (electrolytes) and the electrical activity of your heart during treatment with ORGOVYX. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get any signs or symptoms of QT prolongation, including:
    • dizziness
    • fainting
    • feeling that your heart is pounding or racing (palpitations)
    • chest pain

Most common side effects of ORGOVYX include:

  • hot flushes
  • increased blood sugar levels
  • increased blood fat (triglyceride) levels
  • muscle and joint pain
  • decreased blood hemoglobin levels
  • increased liver enzymes
  • tiredness
  • constipation
  • diarrhea

ORGOVYX may cause other side effects including weight gain, decreased sex drive, and erectile function problems.

ORGOVYX may cause fertility problems in males, which may affect your ability to father children. Talk to your healthcare provider if this is a concern for you.

These are not all the possible side effects of ORGOVYX. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects or if you have a side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

You may report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is ORGOVYX?

ORGOVYX is a prescription medicine used in adults for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

It is not known if ORGOVYX is safe or effective in females or children.

Please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Product Information for ORGOVYX.