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Flutacare 250mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Flutacare 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of cancer of the prostate gland. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor. It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.

Flutacare 250mg Tablet should be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time every day. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Breast enlargement in males, sleepiness, nausea, and vomiting are some very common side effects of this medicine. Other than this, yellowing of skin, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, dark urine, and skin rashes are some side effects that require immediate action. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with liver function during treatment with this medicine. It makes your skin more sensitive towards sunlight, hence take extra caution while going out.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have diabetes, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It may harm your baby. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.  You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood glucose level while on treatment.

Uses of Flutacare Tablet

Side effects of Flutacare Tablet

Common
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased libido
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence
  • Hot flashes
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Rash
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain

How to use Flutacare Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Flutacare 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Flutacare Tablet works

Flutacare 250mg Tablet blocks the effect of the natural male hormones on the growth of prostate cells. Flutacare 250mg Tablet also blocks the undesired effects of androgens in females such as excessive hair growth and acne.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Flutacare 250mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flutacare 250mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flutacare 250mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Flutacare 250mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flutacare 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flutacare 250mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Flutacare 250mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
"You should not take EUFLEX tablets if you have liver problems or if you are allergic to it. Women should not take EUFLEX tablets. https://hemonc.org/docs/packageinsert/flutamide.pdf

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Flutacare 250mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Flutacare 250mg Tablet for the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • Take it with or without food, preferably at the same time every day.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration unless you know how Flutacare 250mg Tablet affects you.
  • It may cause your skin to become light sensitive. Avoid direct exposure to excessive sunlight and use sunscreen when outdoors.
  • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking Flutacare 250mg Tablet.
  • Your doctor may want you to have regular blood tests to monitor your liver function while you are taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Flutacare with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
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Brand(s): Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I have problem of frequent urination at night. My father had same at his time.Doctor told me that I am having BPH.Also I went through PSA whose result is 1.8 increased prostate gland size is 40 which came in ultrasound report .When doctor did some test by inserting his finger in my rectal area I felt abnormal pain.doctor asked me to go for a culture test so as to check which can be the best medicine for BPH for me. Kindly suggest if it can be something else like prostate cancer.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
May not be prostate cancer, it is only begnin enlargement of prostate.
Do i have prostrate cancer. Married but now having difficulty in having relation with wife. Penis not hard in the morning. Having problem with self spontaneous erection. Please help. God Bless.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Not a symptom of prostate cancer
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FAQs

Q. Is flutamide chemotherapy?

Flutamide is used as chemotherapy for the treatment of cancers

Q. Is flutamide cytotoxic?

Yes, flutamide is cytotoxic (toxic to cells)

Q. Does flutamide cause weight gain?

Flutamide has no known effects on weight gain

Q. Does flutamide lower testosterone?

Yes, flutamide lowers testosterone levels and blocks testosterone from reaching the cancer cells, thereby slowing the growth and of cancer cells.

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References
  1. Chrousos GP. The Gonadal Hormones & Inhibitors. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 724.
  2. Flutamide. Kenilworth, New Jersey: Schering Corporation; 2000. [Accessed 27 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 27 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Flutamide. Potters Bar: Generics [UK] Ltd t/a Mylan; 22 Dec. 1997 [revised 4 May. 2015]. [Accessed] (online) Available from:External Link
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