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Nilutamide (Nilandron®) is a medication licensed for the treatment of late-stage prostate cancer. It is approved for use in men who have undergone surgery to remove their testicles (known medically as orchiectomy or surgical castration). Nilutamide comes in tablet form and is taken once a day.
Although most people tolerate this medicine well, nilutamide is not suitable for everyone. Possible side effects may include pain, hot flushes, and difficulty seeing in the dark.
Before taking nilutamide, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking (including vitamins and supplements), as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical issues, such as problems with your liver or lungs.
(For more details, click Nilutamide. This full-length article provides information on how this drug works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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