Flutamide Side Effects

In clinical studies, up to 61 percent of people experienced hot flashes as a side effect of flutamide. Other possible reactions include gastrointestinal problems, drowsiness, and a discoloration of the urine. If you experience pain in the upper-right part of the stomach, persistent diarrhea, extreme fatigue, or anything else that just "does not seem right," contact your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Flutamide Side Effects

Just like any medicine, flutamide (Eulexin®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with flutamide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Side Effects of Flutamide

Some flutamide side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Blood in the urine or stool
  • Difficulty urinating, painful urination, or an inability to urinate
  • Persistent or severe diarrhea
  • Mood changes, such as depression or anxiety
  • Fluid retention (edema) in your hands, legs, ankles, or feet
  • A severe sunburn
  • Signs of anemia or other blood cell problems, such as:
     
    • Fatigue or extreme weakness or tiredness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Pale skin
    • Bruising or bleeding easily
    • High fever, aches, and pains, which may be signs of an infection
 
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
     
    • Dark urine
    • Loss of appetite
    • Fatigue or excessive tiredness
    • Pain in the right-upper part of the stomach
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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