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About your treatment
Your doctor has ordered the drug flutamide to help treat your illness. The drug (in capsule form) is taken by mouth.
This medication is used to treat:
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Flutamide is in a class of drugs known as antiandrogens. It blocks the activity of testosterone, a hormone produced by the body.
Before taking flutamide,
Although side effects from flutamide are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:
Keep flutamide in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT