In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02221861 ||ANANDRON 50MG TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Nilutamide belongs to a group of medications known as nonsteroidal
antiandrogens. Nonsteroidal antiandrogens such as nilutamide block the
effect of the male hormone testosterone in the body. Prostate cancer
cells require testosterone in order to grow and reproduce. Nilutamide is used
in combination with surgery and a hormone therapy that reduces the amount of
testosterone in the body (e.g., goserelin) for the treatment of prostate
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in
several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not
be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions
discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all
of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than
those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed
this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak
to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same
symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if
their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended dose for nilutamide is 300 mg once daily before
breakfast for the first month of treatment, followed by 150 mg once daily
before breakfast. This treatment should be started at the same time as
treatment with an LHRH analogue (e.g., goserelin) or after surgical removal of
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as
body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor
has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change
the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your
doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your
regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose
and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to
make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose,
contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store the medication at room temperature, and protect from light and
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each 50 mg tablet is white, round, biconvex, debossed with "168"
over "A" on one side and with the Roussel
logo on the other side. Non-medicinal ingredients: cornstarch, lactose,
magnesium stearate, povidone, sodium docusate, and talc.
Each 150 mg tablet is white, round, biconvex, engraved "168D" on
one side and with the RU logoe on the other side. Non-medicinal ingredients: cornstarch, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, sodium docusate, and
Who should NOT take this medication?
Nilutamide should not be used by or given to anyone who:
- is sensitive or allergic to
nilutamide or any ingredients of the medication
- is a child
- is female
- has severe liver dysfunction
- has severe respiratory