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Nilutamide is prescribed to treat advanced prostate cancer in men who have had surgery to remove their testicles. This medicine works to slow down the growth of cancer cells by preventing testosterone from binding to and stimulating the growth of cancer cells. It comes as a tablet that is taken once daily. Side effects may include nausea, hot flushes, and problems seeing in the dark.
What Is Nilutamide?Nilutamide (Nilandron®) is a prescription medication approved to treat advanced prostate cancer. It is used in men who have had surgery to remove the testicles (known medically as orchiectomy or surgical castration). It belongs to a class of medicines called antiandrogens.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, nilutamide may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Hot flushes
- Problems seeing in the dark