Flutamide (Euflex®)

Common name: Flutamide
Brand name: Euflex®
 

What is Flutamide?

Flutamide is a hormone antagonist that is used to treat advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of prostate cancer cells by reducing the amount of testosterone in the body.
 

How is Flutamide administered?

Flutamide is administered orally as a tablet.
 

What are possible side effects of this treatment?

Everyone responds differently to hormone therapy – some experience many side effects while others experience very few. Below are some side effects experienced by those who received flutamide. Tell your health care team about side-effects you are experiencing so they know how best to help you manage them.
  • Breast swelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes
  • Impotence (erectile dysfunction)
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Reduced sex drive (low libido)
 

Is Flutamide covered in my province or territory?

Flutamide is covered by all provincial/territorial drug programs.




 
Last Reviewed: July 2017

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