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Clinical trials have been conducted with flutamide in doses up to1500mg per day for periods up to 36 weeks with no serious adverse effects reported. Those adverse reactions reported included gynecomastia, breast tenderness, and some increases in SGOT. The single dose of flutamide ordinarily associated with symptoms of overdose or considered to be life-threatening has not been established.
Flutamide is highly protein bound and is not cleared by hemodialysis. As in management of overdosage with any drug, it should be borne in mind that multiple agents may have been taken. If vomiting does not occur spontaneously, it should be induced if the patient is alert. General supportive care, including frequent monitoring of the vital signs and close observation of the patient, is indicated.
EULEXIN (flutamide) Capsules are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to flutamide or any component of this preparation.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/28/2004
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