What is Cytomid (Flutamide) used for?
Cytomid (Flutamide) is used to treat prostate cancer. This drug may be used together with other medications. It belongs to a class of medications known as antiandrogens, which work by inhibiting the effects of a male hormone known as androgen, thereby helping to stop the growth and advance of cancerous cells.
How should I use Cytomid (Flutamide)?
Cytomid (Flutamide) tablets should be taken orally, and may be taken with or without food. Adult patients are sometimes directed one tablet 3 times per day, at 8 hour intervals, unless directed otherwise by their physician. It is important to continue taking this medication as prescribed, and you should never discontinue taking it unless you have been directed to do so by your physician. Patients should only use this medication if their physician has directed them to do so.
What are the side effects of Cytomid (Flutamide)?
Cytomid (Flutamide) may occasionally cause some side effects to occur, such as:
Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist, or if other more serious side effects occur, such as changes in mood, lumps on the breast, severe fatigue, a rapid heartbeat or breathlessness.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cytomid (Flutamide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication is normally not given to women. However, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid touching these tablets, as this may cause the medication to be absorbed through the skin.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.