Eulexin (Flutamide) – anti-androgen used to treat prostate cancer
Eulexin is used to treat a prostate cancer.
Synonyms: Cebatrol, Niftholide, Niftolide, Flutamin, Cytomid, Chimax, Drogenil
Eulexin prevents binding of dihydrotestosterone (androgen) with cell receptors and blocks effects of androgen in the target organs (including tumor cells of the prostate gland). This medication is used to treat a prostate cancer.
Dosage and direction
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Never exceed the recommended dose. Eulexin is recommended to take three times a day with 8-hour intervals. Its total daily dose is 750 mg.
Inform your doctor if you had blood disorders, liver problems, any allergies in your history or if you are a smoker before to take Eulexin. This medication is able to cause photosensibilization so you should limit exposure of your body to sunlight. Drowsiness and dizziness caused by Eulexin may interfere with ability to concentrate attention and influence such activities as driving or operating with machinery.
Women should never take this medication. Other contraindications include hypersensitivity to the Flutamide or any components of the drug, severe hepatic impairment in patients.
Side effects include:
- loss of appetite
- swelling of face and tongue
- easy bleeding or bruising
- bluish skin.
Inform your doctor about all medications and herbal products you are taking as they may affect efficiency of Eulexin, especially about mibefradil, warfarin, sleep medicine, sedatives, psychiatric medicine, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, narcotic pain relievers (codeine), anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, certain antihistamines.
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Sings of Eulexin overdose are breast development, hypoactivity, slow respiration, anorexia and increased level of methemoglobin. If you suspect that took too much of this medication notify your doctor as you may need immediate medical help.
Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F).
We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.