Flutamide blocks the effects of testosterone (a male sex hormone) in the body. It is used to treat prostate cancer and sometimes other conditions.
Take flutamide regularly as directed with a glass of water.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
Short of breath, persistent dry cough
|Tell your doctor immediately
Sore or enlarged breasts
Hot flushing, sweating, more sensitive to sunlight (sunburn or rash)
Less interest in sex, trouble getting or keeping an erection
Less body and facial hair
Tiredness or weakness
|Tell your doctor if troublesome
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. March 2023
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