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Drug information on Niltamide (Nilutamide) from Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. (Biogen)


Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. (Biogen)
Generic : Nilutamide
10 Tablets
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Niltamide may be prescribed

Side effects of Niltamide

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Niltamide?

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

When is Niltamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Niltamide

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.

Other Precautions for Niltamide

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Niltamide

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

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