Flutamide (Eulexin®) is a drug used to treat prostate cancer. This is a condition that only affects men -- typically older men -- and women normally don't take flutamide. In fact, the medication is only approved for use in men. However, this does not mean that flutamide can't be given to a woman. It can be prescribed off-label to treat hirsutism, a condition that causes excessive hair growth.
(Click What Is Flutamide Used For? to learn more about how this medicine works for prostate cancer, the different stages of this disease, and whether it can be given to children.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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