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Flutamide: Anti-Androgen Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment

Indications for Flutamide

Anti-androgen hormone treatment of prostate cancer with flutamide is a therapeutic option against prostate cancer in the following situations:

Mechanism of Action of Flutamide

Flutamide is a nonsteroidal anti-androgen drug which binds without biological activity to the androgen receptor (competitive antagonism). The central inhibition of androgen receptors leads to an increase in LH, testosterone and estrogen.

Pharmacokinetics of Flutamide

Side Effects of Flutamide

Contraindications for Flutamide

Liver insufficiency. Increased liver enzymes during flutamide treatment warrant dose reduction and regular laboratory monitoring. Flutamide should be stopped in progressive elevation of liver transaminases without evidence of liver metastases. Further contraindications are allergy, flutamide has no indications in women and children.

Dosage of Flutamide

250 mg 1-1-1 p.o.

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