Nilutamide may infrequently cause lung problems (interstitial pneumonitis), which, rarely, may be fatal. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these unlikely, but serious, side effects occur: chest pain, fever, persistent cough, trouble breathing. These side effects have usually occurred within the first 3 months of treatment with Nilutamide . Laboratory and/or medical tests (eg, chest x-ray, lung function) may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects.
Treating prostate cancer, along with surgical procedures.
Nilutamide is an antiandrogen. It works by preventing androgens (eg, testosterone) from binding to and activating tumor cells of the prostate.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Nilutamide . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Nilutamide . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Nilutamide may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Nilutamide as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Nilutamide .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Changes in eyesight; constipation; decreased sexual desire; difficulty sleeping; dizziness; frequent or painful urination; hot flashes; impaired adaptation to darkness; upset stomach.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; cough; dark urine; fatigue; fever; flu-like symptoms (headache, tiredness, muscle aches, sore throat); loss of appetite; nausea; shortness of breath; stomach pain; vomiting; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include dizziness; general discomfort; nausea; vomiting.Proper storage of Nilutamide :
Store Nilutamide at room temperature, 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Nilutamide out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Nilutamide . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.