Anandron (Nilutamide) is a prescription medication used to treat prostate cancer in men. Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that begins when the cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. If left untreated, prostate cancer can spread to nearby tissues or farther away from other body parts. The active ingredient in Anandron is Nilutamide. Nilutamide belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-androgens. It works by blocking the effect of androgen hormones naturally produced by the body. Blocking the effect of the hormones is intended to stop cancer growth. In addition, Anandron may be used with other medicines known as LHRH agonists or after prostate cancer surgery.
We currently offer the brand Anandron from Canada manufactured by Xediton Pharmaceuticals in the strength of 50mg tablets only. Unfortunately, the generic Nilutamide is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any signs or an allergic reaction while taking Anandron. The most common side effects of Anandron may include the following:
• Appetite loss;
• Difficulty adapting to changes in light;
• Inability to sustain an erection;
• Loss of interest in sex;
• Nausea or vomiting;
• Sleeping difficulties;
• Temporary vision problems
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Breathing difficulties;
• Fast and uneven heartbeat;
• Feeling faint;
• Swelling of hands, feet, or lower legs;
• Tightness in the chest;
• Unusual tiredness or weakness;
• Yellowing eyes or skin
These are not all of the side effects of Nilutamide. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Anandron if you are allergic to Nilutamide or any ingredient in Anandron. Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Have heart rhythm abnormalities;
• Have intolerance to certain sugars;
• Have previously taken another anti-androgen for prostate cancer, and it did not work;
• Have severe breathing problems;
• Have severe liver problems
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Anandron and other medicines, including warfarin, phenytoin, propranolol, quinidine, methadone, and diazepam. Avoid moxifloxacin, ibutilide, or theophylline with Anandron. Anandron is only administered to men. Women and children should not use this drug. Use Nilutamide precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow each tablet whole with water. You may take Anandron with or without food. Do not stop using the medicine without talking to your doctor. Anandron may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. Do not drive or carry out any task that requires alertness. Avoid alcohol while taking this drug. Alcohol can increase the side effects of Nilutamide. Drink enough water to reduce your chances of constipation. Wear light clothing and stay in a cool environment if you experience hot flashes. Do not share your drug with anyone, even if they have your symptoms. Keep Anandron in its blister strip until it is time to take one. Store this drug in a cool and dry place out of sight and reach of children.
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