Nilandron

Generic Name: Nilutamide

  • What is Nilandron?

    Nilandron is used for treatment of prostate cancer in combination with surgical procedures.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Nilandron?

    Nilandron may cause lung problems (such as interstitial pneumonitis). It is important to notify your physician immediately if you develop any new or worsening shortness of breath.

    The use of Nilandron may cause you to develop hepatitis. It is important to notify your physician if nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or jaundice occurs.

    Nilandron may cause alcohol intolerance (facial flushing, general body discomfort, lightheadedness). Avoid the use of alcohol while on therapy with Nilandron.

    Nilandron may cause your eyes to have a delay in adapting to dark areas. This delay may last from a few seconds to a few minutes. If you experience this, use caution when driving at night or through tunnels. This effect may be alleviated if you wear tinted glasses.

  • Who should not take Nilandron?

    Do not use Nilandron if you are allergic to it or any of its components, if you have severe breathing problems, or if you have any severe liver problems.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Nilandron?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Nilandron. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of liver or breathing problems.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The usual starting dose is 300 milligrams (mg) once a day for 30 days, followed thereafter by 150 milligrams (mg) once a day.

  • How should I take Nilandron?

    Nilandron may be taken with or without food. Nilandron should be started on the day of or the day after surgery.
  • What should I avoid while taking Nilandron?

    Do not drink alcohol while taking Nilandron.

    Nilandron may cause your eyes to have a delay in adapting to dark areas. This may affect you if you drive at night or through tunnels. If this occurs, you should avoid driving at night or through tunnels.

    Avoid skipping doses or stopping therapy with Nilandron without first consulting your physician.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Nilandron?

    If Nilandron is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Nilandron with phenytoin, theophylline, and vitamin K antagonists.
  • What are the possible side effects of Nilandron?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: elevated blood pressure levels, nausea, constipation, hot flushes, increased liver enzymes, dizziness, shortness of breath, vision difficulties in adapting to darkness, abnormal vision, urinary tract infections.

  • Can I receive Nilandron if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Nilandron is not indicated for use in women.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Nilandron?

    If you miss a dose of Nilandron, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.
  • How should I store Nilandron?

    Store Nilandron at 25˚C (77˚F), away from light.