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Eulexin is an oral capsule made up of antiandrogens called flutamide. This medication is available as a generic alternative in 250mg!
Eulexin is prescribed to males who suffer from prostate cancer to help slow down the growth and further spreading. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, usually with little symptoms in the early stages. Prostate cancer is located in a small walnut shaped gland that produces seminal fluid (which nourishes and transports sperm). Prostate cancer that is only in the prostate gland is easier to treat than prostate cancer that has spread outside the prostate gland.
Eulexin (Flutamide) works by blocking the effects of testosterone (a natural male hormone) which is essential in the growth and spreading of prostate cancer.
Follow the directions on your prescription bottle very carefully. Do not take more or less of a dose than directed to.
This medication is most commonly taken every 8 hours, 3 times a day. It is important to drink lots of fluids during the duration of treatment.
Store this product in room temperature away from moisture, heat, light and small children.
Taking Eulexin can result in serious liver problems; see side effects for signs to watch for.
Make sure you stay up to date with regular blood work while using Eulexin.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Eulexin, if you are a female, or if you are a child.
If this medication comes into contact or is exposed to a pregnant woman, birth defects may later be detected in the baby.
You may need to take extra precaution or need a dose adjustment when taking Eulexin if you have liver disease, a genetic enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, hemoglobin M disease, if you are a smoker or take a blood thinner.
Call your doctor if you have severe or ongoing diarrhea; your doctor may recommend an anti-diarrhea medication or a special diet to follow.
Common side effects of Eulexin (Flutamide) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Eulexin (Flutamide) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Signs to watch for:
Liver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite; itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms; dark urine, clay-colored stools; or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
What is the average dose for an adult with prostate cancer?
The average dose would be two 125mg capsules three times a day every 8 hours. Your total medicine intake at the end of the day should be 750mg.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, just skip the dose completely. Continue taking your medication as normal.
What does this capsule look like?
The brand name Eulexin capsule is light brown on one side and dark brown on the other. This appearance may vary if you buy a generic form of Eulexin.
What should I avoid while on this medication?
To help prevent diarrhea, avoid dairy (milk, cheese, and yogurt) and laxatives.
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