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Flutide 250mg Tablet
Salt Composition : Flutamide
Manufacturer : SAMARTH LIFE SCIENCES PVT LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
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Introduction to Flutide 250mg Tablet
Flutide 250mg tablet consists of the active ingredient Flutamide. It belongs to the class of medication called non-steroidal antiandrogens. It is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men. This cancer leads to uncontrolled growth of the prostate, which spreads to the bones of the back, hips, and pelvis. This medicine can also be used after the surgical removal of testicles. It is taken with other medicines to decrease testosterone levels in the body.
It is a part of androgen deprivation therapy, a combination of radiation, surgical and hormonal therapy in high-risk patients. Androgen deprivation therapy lowers the levels of testosterone considerably. Prostate cancer is sensitive to androgen; hence, this treatment aims to counteract the source and effect of androgen.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Flutamide and its other ingredient. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems, heart disorders (arrhythmia), blood vessel conditions, osteoporosis (brittle bones), or chest conditions like breathlessness. Flutide 250mg is not recommended for women and children. Your doctor will measure the bone mineral density; since this medicine can increase the risk of bone fractures. Inform your doctor if you are intolerant to lactose, as this medicine contains lactose monohydrate.
Uses of Flutide 250mg Tablet
- Advanced prostate cancer
Therapeutic Effects of Flutide 250mg Tablet
Flutide 250mg Tablet inhibits the uptake of a hormone called androgen and prevents this hormone from binding to the tissues. It interrupts the interaction of androgen receptors with the hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. This, in turn, blocks the growth of cancer cells in the prostate gland.
Interaction of Flutide 250mg Tablet with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Flutide 250mg and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Flutide 250mg Tablet
- Store Flutide 250mg in the original package at room temperature (20°C to 25°C).
- Keep the tablets away from the reach of children and pets.
- If you missed a dose, do not take a double dose for the forgotten dose.
- If you have overdosed on Flutide 250mg tablets or someone accidentally takes your tablet, contact the hospital or a doctor immediately for medical advice.
How to consume Flutide 250mg Tablet
Flutide 250mg is an orally administered drug. Take medicine as informed by your physician. It is usually taken after food with a glass of water. Take the medicine at around the same time every day. Swallow the tablets whole; do not split, chew, or crush them. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.
Safety Advices for Flutide 250mg Tablet
Flutide 250mg is not recommended for women. It is advised for men to use contraception. Consult a doctor for more information.
Safety of Flutide 250mg in breastfeeding women has not been studied. Consult your physician for advice before taking this medicine.
It is unknown whether Flutide 250mg can be used in patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.
Flutide 250mg should be used cautiously in patients with liver problems. Dose adjustments are necessary for liver failure patients. Inform your physician if you have any liver diseases before initiating the therapy. Your physician will monitor your liver functions before and during this treatment.
It is unsafe to consume excessive alcohol. So, stop consuming alcohol if you are taking this medicine.
Caution is required while driving and operating machinery when you take Flutide 250mg tablet because it may cause dizziness, sleepiness, tiredness, and risk of falling.
Side Effects of Flutide 250mg Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medications cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Liver problems (hepatitis)
- Stomach pain
- Dark urine
- Allergic reaction
- Swelling in the leg and other parts
- Hot flushes
- Decreased sex drive
- Nausea, vomiting
- Enlarged, painful breast tissue
- Production of milk from the breasts
- Increased appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
Word of Advice
Sperm counts will be done if you have undergone castration. Dose adjustments is based on your blood test. Your doctor may stop the medicine if you experience any liver injury like jaundice, dark urine, or abdominal pain. Flutide 250mg tablets may be given in combination with LHRH agonists. If you had castrated in the past, you would not have been given this combination of medicine. In elders, medicine usage should be exactly as the doctor prescribed.
Q 1. What is castration?
Castration is a surgical procedure in which the testicles are removed from a male.
Q 2. Can we use Flutide 250mg in children and women?
No, Flutide 250mg is not intended for women. There is limited research only available on the use of children. Additionally, In elders, the medicine usage should be exactly as the doctor prescribed.
Q 3. How is Flutide 250mg administered?
Flutide 250mg is available only in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth. Take the medicine as prescribed by your physician. Do not chew or break the tablet. Swallow it as a whole.
Q 4. How long do I need to take Flutide 250mg?
It is advised to take as long as your doctor advises to take Flutide 250mg. Do not stop taking the medication without consulting the physician.
Q 5. Is that safe to consume Flutide 250mg with liver disease?
Dose adjustments are necessary for liver failure patients. Inform your physician if you have any liver diseases before initiating the therapy. To monitor the liver function, your doctor may do regular blood checkups.
Fact Box of Flutide 250mg Tablet
Molecule name: Flutamide
Therapeutic class: Antineoplastics
Pharmacological class: Androgen receptor antagonist
Indications: Prostate cancer
- Mylan, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Aug 2020] [Accessed on 11th Aug 2021], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8428.pdf
- Marina D. Kaymakcalan and Christy S. Harris, Prostate Cancer, Applied Therapeutics, The Clinical Use Of Drugs, 11th Edition, 2018, 2083-2100
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