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.
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