Eulexin is a non-steroidal anti-androgen agent. Its main component is flutamide.
Eulexin is used in the treatment of prostate cancer in men. Testosterone promotes the growth and proliferation of prostate cancer cells in the body. Testosterone is a form of androgen. The antiandrogen properties of Eulexin inhibit the androgen receptors. This counteracts the effects of these hormones on the prostate. This results in the decrease in rate at which the tumors grow. In certain instances, it even results in reduction in size of the tumors.
Eulexin is usually used along with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists to treat the tumors caused by prostate cancer. This treatment may also be a precursor to radiation therapy to destroy the cancerous cells.
Contact your doctor to discover if this medication has any other benefits for you.
Always follow the prescription that your physician has provided you with. Do not take Eulexin in smaller or larger doses than has been indicated.
This medication should be taken orally.
The total recommended dosage for this medication is 750mg. Two tablets should be taken three times a day. There should be an eight hour interval between each dose.
If you forget to take your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If your scheduled dose is due soon, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses together.
In the event of an overdose, call your local emergency medical service.
The most common side effects experienced with Eulexin are:
Presence of blood in urine
Changes in bowel movements
Discomfort in the stomach
Discomfort during urination
Increase in frequency of urination
Unusual bruising on skin
The less common side effects that may be experienced with this medication are:
Discomfort in the chest
Irritation in the throat
Wounds in the oral cavity
In the event that you experience any of the above side effects, contact your physician immediately.
Eulexin should not be taken by women or by children. This medication may cause the birth defects in the fetus of pregnant women.
Do not take this medication if you have experienced an allergic reaction to Flutamide.
This medication can cause serious impairments of the liver. Inform your doctor if you have had a history of liver disease.
The use of this medication may require regular tests to ensure the normal functioning of your liver.
Tell your physician if you have an enzyme deficiency or a hemoglobin disorder.
Inform your physician if you are a smoker.
Tell your doctor if you have been prescribed blood thinners. These may cause a negative reaction with Eulexin.
Increase your intake of water if you are experiencing diarrhea as a side effect when using this medication.
If you experience lightheadedness as one of the side effects of this medication, do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
Inform your physician of any medications prescribed or bought over the counter that you may be taking. Also tell your doctor about any herbal supplements that you may be taking.