This medication is a non-steroidal anti-androgen, prescribed for prostate cancer. It blocks testosterone action.
Contraindicated in women, lactation, pregnancy; hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO- 50 mg (1 tablet) once daily at the same time of day with or without food.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Monitor liver function regularly.
Monitor serum level of prostate specific antigen (PSA) regularly, to evaluate patient's clinical progress.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Body as a Whole:
Pain (general), back pain, weakness, pelvic pain, infection, abdominal pain, chest pain headache, flu like syndrome, fever and chills.
Heart: Hot flashes, high blood pressure, chest pain and congestive heart failure.
Gastrointestinal: Constipation, nausea, diarrhea, increased liver enzyme, indigestion, flatulence, loss of appetite, vomiting, blood in stool, dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing and gastrointestinal disorder.
Metabolic: Swelling in the extremities, weight loss, increased blood sugar level, weight gain, blood urea nitrogen and dehydration.
Musculoskeletal : Muscle/joint pain, leg cramps and fractures.
Central Nervous System: Dizziness, drowsiness, tingling, sleeplessness, anxiety, confusion, decreased libido, nervousness and depression.
Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, increased cough, inflammation of pharynx/bronchus/nose/sinus, asthma and nosebleed.
Skin : Rash, sweating, dry skin, hair loss, itching and skin cancer.
Genitourinary: Blood in urine, urinary tract infection, breast enlargement in male, impotence, painful urination, breast pain, increased urinary frequency, urinary retention and urinary incontinence.
Limit the intake of alcoholic beverages.
Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (30°C).
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