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Flutamide 250Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Flutamide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 18, 2019

Flutamide 250Mg Tablet is an anti-androgen. It treats prostate cancer along with other medications. It functions by interfering with the antigen activity. This stops tumor growth.

Before using this medication inform your doctor if:

  • you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within this medication
  • you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs
  • you have severe liver disease, blood sugar disorders
  • you are allergic to any foods, medicines or substances
  • you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby

The dosage for this medication should be prescribed by the doctor based on your medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults for treating Prostate Cancer is 250 mg taken orally in gaps of 8 hours.

As per US FDA recommendation, serum transaminases should be monitored at baseline and every month for the initial four months of therapy. These must also be repeated if symptoms and signs of liver dysfunction is reported. This medicine should immediately discontinued if the patient develops jaundice or an elevated level of serum transaminase (>2 times upper limit of normal).

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The onset of action of this medicine is rapid and complete.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The drug will remain active for about 10 - 12 hours after the initiation of the medicine action.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Flutamide 250Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-androgen that binds to the androgen receptors and blocks the activity of both endogenous and exogenous testosterone. It also inhibits prostatic testosterone stimulated DNA synthesis, as well as inhibits prostatic nuclear absorption of androgen.

Ques: How long do I need to use Flutamide 250Mg Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is an anti-androgen. It treats prostate cancer along with other medications.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Flutamide 250Mg Tablet?

Ans: The usual dose in adults for treating Prostate Cancer is 250 mg taken orally in gaps of 8 hours.

Ques: Should I use Flutamide 250Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Flutamide 250Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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