What is Cytomid?
Cytomid containing the active ingredient flutamide is a nonsteroidal anti-androgen type of medication. It works by preventing the actions of androgens in the prostate to stop the growth and spread of cancer cells as the cancer cells need male hormones to grow. The medication can be used alone or with other medications and sometimes with radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer.
How is Cytomid used?
Cytomid is usually taken orally 3 times daily or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Do not stop the medication without consulting a doctor as abruptly stopping the medication may cause the cancer to spread more rapidly.
Patients using Cytomid may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Hot flashes
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Breast enlargement
- Discoloration of urine
- Mental or mood changes
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Cytomid is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.