Eulexin

Generic name: Flutamide.

Eulexin is an antineoplastic agent. It prevents the growth of rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells. 

Quick Facts About Eulexin

Purpose

Used to treat prostate cancer. Is prescribed with medications such as Lupron.

Eulexin Dosage

Strictly adhere to dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. Therapy should be interrupted only by your doctor.

  • Usual adult dose: 2 capsules 3 times per day at 8-hour intervals, up to 750 milligrams per day.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children.
  • Missed dose: take as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. If so, skip missed dose; go back to regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Eulexin Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

breast development or tenderness. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: breast tissue swelling and tenderness, diarrhea, hot flashes, impotence, loss of sex drive, nausea, vomiting.

Less common Eulexin side effects: confusion, decreased sexual ability, jaundice and liver damage, rash, sun sensitivity, urine discoloration.

Interactions

Inform your doctor before combining Eulexin with blood thinners such as Coumadin.

Doctor should monitor you closely; may lower your dosage of the other medications.

No known food/other substance interactions. 

Special Cautions

Pregnancy is not applicable; this medication is only prescribed for men.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children.

  • Do not take if sensitive to or allergic to this medication, or any of the ingredients of this medication.
  • Doctor should check your liver function before Eulexin therapy; may cause liver damage.

Note:

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