Warning: When taking Eulexin, you should watch for any signs of liver
problems. Although rare, there are reports in which this drug has
led to severe liver problems and in a few cases, death. Signs of
problems with the liver are a yellowness around the eyes and the skin, chronic vomiting or nausea, pain in the
muscles and joints, dark colored urine, continuous exhaustion, and continuous pain in the torso
area. Although rare, taking Eulexin can lead to the
development of breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this
medication. Any of these listed symptoms should be reported to your doctor
Prostate cancer cells rely on testosterone, the male hormone, to grow and spread. Eulexin works to prevent the testosterone from doing their job and, in effect,
slows the growth. Known as a hormone therapy drug, this medication is
given with other drugs and radiation treatment to stop the cancer from spreading.
The most common side
effect of this drug is diarrhea so it is important to drink a lot of liquids—especially water so that you do not
become dehydrated. There are other side effects that can occur but
the effects are influenced by the other drugs or treatments that you may be taking. Some of these side effects include erectile dysfunction, nausea, vomiting, hot
flashes, and breast enlargement. Severe side effects have been
reported in rare instances but you should notify your doctor immediately if you experience the
following: shortness of breath, chest pain, lower torso pain,
mood/thought changes, trouble with comprehension, pale skin, blueness in lips, skin, or fingers, rapid heartbeat that would not be caused by exercise or exertion, lump
in the breast.
Eulexin comes as a capsule to take by mouth. The Usual dosage is 250 mg, which can be taken in combination with a
luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist (LHRH).
As with any medication you
are prescribed, you should always read the information given you by your doctor and pharmacist. Eulexin is taken as a pill, three times every day or in the manner as
prescribed by your doctor. You should take the pill with water and
you can choose to take it with food or without, although if you have a stomach that is sensitive, you will want
to ask your doctor for advice.
drugs can lead to death. As with all drugs, overdose or accidental poisoning can be fatal, especially in
elderly patients. In fact, even at normal doses, Eulexin can cause serious or life-threatening liver damage.
If you think you have taken a Eulexin overdose, contact your doctor or an emergency medical center as soon as
is important to do
your best to take the medication as indicated by your doctor or pharmacist. If you miss a dose for less than 2
hours or so, take it right away. If it is almost time to take the dose, it is better to wait for the next dose. In
any case, you should not double the dose; this can cause serious health problems.
Contraindication: You should never begin taking a new medication without
consulting your doctor first. Eulexin
contraindicated or should be used with precaution in the following conditions:
- being a
- liver failure
- kidney failure
or any of its
disease associated with anterior Eulexin
- Talk to
your doctor if you intend to father during the treatment.
Mechanism of action (MOA): Certainprostate cancers are
hormone-receptor-positive; the cancer cells need testosterone to grow and multiply. In combination with a
luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist (LHRH), Eulexin reduces or inhibits the cellular utilization of
androgens that stimulate the tumor development.
While taking Eulexin, you should avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice as this food has been shown to increase
any side effects the drug may give you. If you are on a blood
thinner, such as Coumadin, increased bleeding can occur, so it is important to make sure your doctor knows all
the medications—prescribed and non-prescribed, herbs, and herbal treatments that you are taking. Failure to do so can cause severe problems.
Side effects: If you
are being treated with
Eulexin, you will most likely to develop at least one of the followingv side effects:
- hair loss
nausea and vomitting
constipation or diarrhea
impotence or decreased sexual desire
swollen or tenderness of breasts
feeling of fullness in abdomen
Flu-like symptoms: runny nose, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, etc.
See a health
care provider immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
shortness of breath
stomach ain or tenderness
dizziness or fainting
unusual bleeding or bruising
yellowing of the skin or eyes
persistent hoarseness or cough
infection signs: skin rash, sore throat, fever, etc.
chest tightness or wheezing
blackish stools or stools containing blood
pain in lower back or side
numbness, tingling, pain or weakness in hands, arms, legs or feet
swelling of face, fingers, feet or lower legs
Bluish lips, fingernails, or palms Hand