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The active ingredient of the drug Eulexin is flutamide. The drug is used in the treatment of prostate cancer in men.

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What are Flutamide uses?

This medicine is an anti-androgen which works in your body in order to prevent the actions of androgens which is also known as male hormones. Flutamide is mainly given together with other hormone medicines in order to treat prostate cancer. 

This medicine is very effective in treating prostate cancer in men. Flutamide belongs to a class of drugs which is known as anti-androgens. Testosterone is one of the natural hormones that assist the prostate cancer to grow as well as spread.    

You can buy Flutamide 250 mg tablets from our pharmacy at a reasonable price. 

Flutamide can be taken alone or along with oral birth control medicine for the treatment of hair loss. 

This medicine often helps women to deal with hirsutism or excess body hair which is caused due to PCOS. 

What is the dosage of Flutamide? 

Before you start using Flutamide 250 mg and each time you get a refill it is very important for you carefully read the patient information leaflet which is provided by your pharmacist. In case you have any questions make sure that you consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

Take Flutamide tablets by mouth with or without the food mainly three times daily or as directed by your doctor. The dosage of this medicine is completely based upon your medical condition as well as response to the therapy. If you want to get most benefit from it then it is very important for you take this medication regularly. 

Take the medicine at the same time each day so that you remember taking it every day. Do not stop any medications for your prostate cancer until and unless your doctor tells you to do so. If without consulting your doctor you stop the medication then your cancer can spread rapidly. In case your condition persists or worsens like urination becomes more difficult & bone pain increases then immediately inform your doctor. 

It is very important for you to follow the prescription label. Do not take this medicine in smaller or larger amounts than recommended by your doctor. This medicine is mainly taken after every 8 hours, so follow your doctor’s instruction strictly.   

If you are suffering from serious or on-going diarrhoea then call your doctor immediately. There are chances that your doctor tells you to eat an anti-diarrhoea medicine. During the intake of Flutamide it is important for you to drink plenty of liquids. There are chances that your doctor tells to have a special diet in order to prevent diarrhoea.  

When you are on Flutamide medication then make sure that you have frequent blood tests. This medicine is mainly given as a part of a combination prostate cancer treatment with another medicine known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone or LHRH. All these medicines are known to prevent the testicles from producing testosterone.   

You should never stop the intake of this medicine suddenly. If you suddenly stop the intake of this medicine then there are chances that your condition gets worse. 

You need to strictly store the medicine at room temperature right away from moisture, direct heat and light. 

What happens if you miss a dose? 

You need to take the missed dose as soon as you remember. But if it’s time for your next dose then make sure that you skip the missed dose because two doses should not be taken at the same time. Never take extra medicines just to cover the missed dose. 

What you should avoid while taking Flutamide? 

In order to prevent diarrhoea it is very important for you to avoid the dairy products such as yogurt, milk as well as cheese. During your flutamide medication, it is important for you to avoid laxatives. 

Flutamide is known to pass into the body fluids like urine, vomit and faeces. So it is very important for the caregivers to wear the rubber gloves when cleaning up a patient’s body fluids, changing diapers, handling contaminated trash or laundry of the patient. Carefully wash the hands before as well as after removing gloves. Wash the soiled clothing as well as linens separately from your other laundry.   

Can you take this medicine during pregnancy? 

Flutamide for women is not recommended. Though, this medicine is not prescribed for women because it can cause birth defects. 

Can a breastfeeding mother take this medicine? 

Although this medicine is not mainly used by women so you should avoid touching as well as accidentally taking this medicine as it can harm a nursing baby. 

Precautions to be taken while using Flutamide 

In order to make sure that this medicine is safe for you, it is important for you to inform your doctor well in advance if you are suffering from:

  • A genetic enzyme deficiency such as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Liver disease 
  • Haemoglobin M disease
  • If you smoke or you are taking a blood thinner like Coumadin, Warfarin and Jantoven

Tell your doctor beforehand if you are allergic to Flutamide or have any other allergies. This medicine is known to contain certain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions and other problems. So talk to your doctor or pharmacist about it in details.   

This drug is known to make you dizzy or drowsy. If you consume alcohol or marijuana during Flutamide medication then it can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery or do anything that demands alertness until and unless you can do it safely. Make sure that you avoid alcoholic beverages. If you are using marijuana then make sure that you talk to your doctor well in advance.  

Before having any kind of surgery make sure that you tell your doctor about all the products you are using like prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products.  

Older adults are more sensitive to the side effects of this Flutamide tablets mainly drowsiness.   

What are the side effects of Flutamide? 

Contact your doctor immediately if you come across any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of your face, throat, lips and tongue as well as difficulty in breathing.  

This medicine is known to cause severe liver problems. Get the emergency help immediately if you suffer from: 

  • Jaundice, nausea
  • Upper stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • Dark urine, clay coloured stools
  • Itching, tired feeling as well as flu-like symptoms

Some of the common side effects of Flutamide are: 

  • Impotence, hot flashes
  • Breast swelling or tenderness
  • Hot flashes, vomiting
  • Diarrhoea as well as a loss of interest in sex

One of the most common side effects of this medicine is Diarrhoea. Make sure that you increase the intake of fluids as prescribed by your doctor so that you can reduce your risk of losing too much body water. You may decrease dairy products, increase whole grains, fruits, vegetables while stopping the use of any laxatives. There are chances that you tells you to prescribe anti-diarrhoea medication like loperamide in order to control your symptoms. 

Flutamide tablets can change the colour of your urine to light orange-brown or yellow-green.  

Therefore, it is not the complete list of side effects if you suffer from any other problems then do contact your doctor immediately. 

Flutamide Interactions 

Remember that there are some drugs whose effect can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. It can either increase your risk for serious side effects or can also make your medication not to work properly. These drug interactions are possible but it is not necessary that it will always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist help in preventing as well as managing interaction by changing how you use your medications or by also doing the close monitoring.  

In order to assist your doctor to give you the best care make sure that you tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the products that you are using right from prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products before your treatment starts. Do not stop, start or change the dosage of any medicine without your doctor’s permission.  

There are total 235 drugs that are known to interact with Flutamide medication.

57 major drug interactions

173 moderate drug interactions

5 minor drug interactions 

Some of the names of drugs that interact with Flutamide tablets include Avodart, Casodex, Colace, Estrace, Flomax, Lasix, Lupron, etc.    

How do Flutamide works? 

Flutamide tablets function by blocking the effects of testosterone, slowing down the growth as well as the spread of prostate cancer. 

Flutamide Warnings 

This medicine has caused serious liver problems very rarely. So if you come across any signs of liver problems such as severe tiredness, loss of appetite, yellowing eyes and skin, joint pain, persistent nausea and vomiting, dark urine, aching muscles, persistent stomach as well as abdominal pain. During your Flutamide medication liver problems can take place anytime but it mainly occurs during the first three months of treatment.   

Seeing your condition, your doctor will tell whether to continue or stop the intake of this medicine. While you are taking flutamide, your doctor is going to monitor your liver function along with blood tests. Make sure that you avoid the intake of alcoholic beverages during your treatment. 

We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.

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