Certain stages of prostate cancer are treated with a combination of flutamide and a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. Flutamide comes in capsule form and is taken three times a day, with eight hours in between doses. Although most men tolerate it well, side effects are possible. Common ones include hot flashes, erectile dysfunction, and diarrhea.
What Is Flutamide?Flutamide (Eulexin®) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of drugs called antiandrogens. It is approved for use in combination with another medication to treat prostate cancer.
(Click What Is Flutamide Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, flutamide can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most men tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of flutamide include but are not limited to:
(Click Flutamide Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)