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Patients should be informed that NILANDRON (nilutamide) tablets should be started on the day of, or on the day after, surgical castration. They should also be informed that they should not interrupt their dosing of NILANDRON (nilutamide) or stop taking this medication without consulting their physician.
Because of the possibility of an intolerance to alcohol (facial flushes, malaise, hypotension) following ingestion of NILANDRON (nilutamide) , it is recommended that intake of alcoholic beverages be avoided by patients who experience this reaction. This effect has been reported in about 5% of patients treated with NILANDRON (nilutamide) .
In clinical trials, 13% to 57% of patients receiving NILANDRON (nilutamide) reported a delay in adaptation to dark, ranging from seconds to a few minutes, when passing from a lighted area to a dark area. This effect sometimes does not abate as drug treatment is continued. Patients who experience this effect should be cautioned about driving at night or through tunnels. This effect can be alleviated by the wearing of tinted glasses.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/14/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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