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Although there are no reported cases of an overdose with flutamide (Eulexin), taking too much would likely cause pain, swelling, and tenderness of the breasts; increased liver enzymes; and sedation, among other things. What constitutes "too much" is unclear, since in clinical trials, doses that were double the recommended amount did not cause problems. It is best to seek medical care, however, just in case.
Can You Take Too Much Flutamide?Flutamide (Eulexin®) 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 OverdoseThere 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.