Eulexin review

Eulexin is often generically prescribed as flutamide. Its most common use is the treatment of prostate cancer in men. Eulexin is a member of the family of medications known as antiandrogens, which work in the body to block the male hormones from supporting the cancer. Antiandrogens also tend to have effects on various parts of the body that rely on hormones for proper function.

Not all patients will be able to tolerate Eulexin well. A thorough medical history can help determine if a patient is a good candidate for the medicine. Patients with a history of liver disease, hemoglobin M deficiency, cigarette smoking, or glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency may not be able to take Eulexin. Though rare, some patients have experienced liver damage from the chronic use of this medication. Careful monitoring of anyone who has had any type of liver problem in the past is required.

Patients who suddenly come down with a low fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, abdominal pain, symptoms like the flu, itching, dark urine, clay colored stools, nausea and vomiting, and jaundice are likely to be experiencing the early signs of liver damage.

The American Food and Drug Administration rated this medication a category D pregnancy risk. This medication is not approved for use by women. Eulexin has been proven to cause birth defects as well as pass through the mother’s breast milk and cause harm to a nursing infant. Women are urged to take care to avoid an accidental dosing or contact with this medication.

In the event that the patient misses a dose, the dose should be taken as soon as possible. Since this medication is typically prescribed once every three hours, patients should skip the missed dose if less than four hours remains until the next dose. Taking doses too closely together, or taking a double dose of Eulexin may lead to an accidental overdose.

An overdose is considered a serious medical condition and should be responded to with swift emergency medical care. An overdose would likely result in vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, watery eyes, slow or labored breathing, a decreased ability to be active and functional, raised body hair, sedation, and in severe cases, coma or death.

Many patients experience side effects when taking Eulexin, especially when first starting the medication. Most side effects are considered mild and do not require medical assistance. Patients should simply report mild side effects to their physician for monitoring. Common side effects include symptoms such as rectal bleeding, rectal swelling or irritation, bloody urine, engorged breast, diarrhea, skin rashes, increased sensitivity to sunlight, hot flashes, lowered sperm count, a discoloration of the urine, impotence, and other forms of sexual dysfunction.

Serious side effects may affect a small number of patients. In most cases, serious side effects are limited to allergic reactions, which entails respiratory distress, hives, and swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, and liver damage. However, if a patients experiences any type of excessively distressful symptoms, emergency medical care should be sought immediately.

Some medications can cause serious interactions when taken in conjunction with Eulexin. Patients should always inform their prescribing physician to any changes in their daily medication before taking the first dose of a new medication. This applies to over the counter medications, prescriptions, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements. Medications with known interactions with Eulexin include blood thinners, which can ultimately cause significant, dangerous, uncontrolled bleeding.

Eulexin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of eulexin

• Molecular formula of eulexin is C11H11F3N2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-methyl-N-[4-nitro-3 (trifluoromethyl) phenyl] propanamide
• Molecular weight is 276.2 g/mol
Eulexin available : 125mg capsules

Generic name: Flutamide

Brand name(s): Cebatrol, Niftholide, Niftolide

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