Nilutamide - Drug Information

Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

General Information on Nilutamide

Generic Name : Nilutamide

Pronunciation : nil-ooT-a-mide

Latest prescription information about Nilutamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nilutamide

India : 

International : 

Nilandroin

Why is Nilutamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiandrogen, prescribed for prostate cancer.  It stops or slows the spread of cancer cells.

When should Nilutamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, respiratory insufficiency and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Nilutamide?

PO- The recommended dosage is 300 mg once a day for 30 days, followed thereafter by 150 mg once a day.

How should Nilutamide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nilutamide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney disease, breathing problem, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• It may cause changes in vision, wear sunglasses while going outside.
• It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Nilutamide?

•   Body as a Whole : Pain, headache, weakness, back pain, abdominal pain, chest pain, flu syndrome and fever.
•   Heart : High blood pressure.
•   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite and indigestion.
•   Genitourinary : Hot flushes, impotence and decreased sexual activity.
•   Blood : Anemia.
•   Metabolic : Increased level of liver enzymes and fluid retention.
•   Musculoskeletal : Bone pain.
•   Central Nervous System : Sleeplessness, dizziness, depression and sensory loss.
•   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, upper respiratory infection and pneumonia.
•   Skin : Increased sweating, body hair loss, dry skin and rash.
•   Eye : Impaired light / dark adaptation and abnormal vision.

What are the other precautions for Nilutamide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Nilutamide?

Store it at room temperature (25°C). Protect from light.

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
suebee123 

Help this has helped bring PSA level to 0.1 ,,, where can I get this? Price increase and also can't find any pharmacy who will get this for us

REwest 

I find breast enlargement in my case as a side effect. Also, find very low dosage decreases my PSA below 0.1. I recently cannot purchase this product due to a ten fold price increase in the last year.....WHAT GOES ????? ct

Buy Medication (Drug) at Concessional Price from India

Drugs A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Drugs Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store