Nilandron Medication Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe Nilandron® (nilutamide) to treat advanced-stage prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized). It comes in tablet form and is taken once daily. This medicine is specifically approved for use in men who have had surgery to remove the testicles (known medically as orchiectomy or surgical castration). Although it is not a cure, Nilandron can help slow down the progression of prostate cancer.
Before starting treatment with Nilandron, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain allergies, lung disease, or liver disease. Also, this drug may react with certain other medications.
Although most people tolerate Nilandron well, side effects can occur. Some of the common reactions reported with this drug include hot flushes, pain, and nausea.
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