Flutamide for Prostate Cancer
Men who have Stage IIB to III (Stages B2 to C) and Stage IV (Stage D2) prostate cancer may take flutamide (Eulexin®) in combination with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. Together, the medications work by inhibiting the release of testosterone and blocking its effects.
Prostate cancer cells rely on testosterone to grow, so these actions are important in slowing down the spread of cancer. When taking flutamide for prostate cancer, the capsules are taken by mouth three times a day, with approximately eight hours between doses.
(Click What Is Flutamide Used For? for more information on how this medicine works for prostate cancer, a discussion of the different stages, and whether this product can be given to women or children.)