Nilandron Uses

How Does This Medicine Work?

Nilandron is an androgen receptor inhibitor, or antiandrogen. Androgens are male sex hormones, such as testosterone. Prostate cancer grows in response to testosterone. Nilandron works by blocking androgen receptors, which prevents testosterone from binding to and activating prostate cancer cells. This helps slow down the growth of prostate cancer.
 
Nilandron is used after orchiectomy (surgery to remove the testicles). The testicles produce the majority of testosterone in the body, and removing them significantly reduces testosterone levels. Nilandron blocks the effects of the remaining testosterone.
 

Is It Safe for Children?

Nilandron is not approved for children and has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the particular risks and benefits of using this medication in children.
 

Can Older Adults Use Nilandron?

This medication is mostly used in older men with prostate cancer, a cancer that is common in older age. Much of the information about the safety and effectiveness of Nilandron is based on studies of older men.
 

Off-Label Uses for Nilandron

On occasion, healthcare providers may recommend this medicine for something other than its approved use. This is known as an "off-label" use. The use of Nilandron in men who have not had surgical castration would be considered an off-label use.
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Nilandron Medication Information

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