Can You Take Too Much Flutamide?
) is a prescription medication used in combination with another drug to help manage certain types of prostate cancer
. As with most medicines, it is possible to take too much flutamide. The specific effects would likely vary, however, depending on a number of factors, including the flutamide dosage
and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
Effects of a Flutamide Overdose
There have been no reported cases of an overdose with flutamide. Doses as high as 1500 mg a day have been studied in clinical trials. The medicine has also been studied for overdose symptoms in animals.
Based on animal and human studies, possible effects of a flutamide overdose may include:
- Breast swelling and tenderness
- Breast pain
- Increased liver enzyme levels
- Slow respiration (breathing)
- Watery eyes
- Decreased appetite
- Methemoglobinemia (a blood disorder in which abnormal amounts of hemoglobin build up in the blood), which could cause:
- A bluish skin color
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Shortness of breath.