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Nilandron Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is nilutamide (Nilandron)?
- What are the possible side effects of nilutamide (Nilandron)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nilutamide (Nilandron)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nilutamide (Nilandron)?
- How should I take nilutamide (Nilandron)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nilandron)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nilandron)?
- What should I avoid while taking nilutamide (Nilandron)?
- What other drugs will affect nilutamide (Nilandron)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nilandron)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Nilandron)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a nilutamide overdose are not known but might include decreased activity, slow breathing, dizziness, watering eyes, decreased appetite, vomiting, and sedation.
What should I avoid while taking nilutamide (Nilandron)?
Alcohol may cause facial flushing, dizziness, and other symptoms in approximately 5% of patients when used during treatment with nilutamide. Do not drink alcohol if you experience any of these symptoms.
Nilutamide may cause a delay in your ability to see in the dark after you have been in a lighted area. Use caution when driving at night, when entering a tunnel, and in similar situations. Tinted glasses may alleviate this side effect.
What other drugs will affect nilutamide (Nilandron)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines
- warfarin (Coumadin),
- phenytoin (Dilantin), or
- theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair, others).
You may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with nilutamide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about nilutamide written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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