Nilutamide - Cancer Prostate Drug

Nilutamide is a drug that works to treat men with prostate cancer and it is used after surgery (removal of the testicles) with other drugs. Nilutamide belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-androgens (anti-testosterone).

Testosterone is a natural hormone that can help prostate cancer to grow and spread. Nilutamide works by blocking the effects of testosterone, thus slowing the growth and spread of prostate cancer.


Drugs to treat prostate cancer.


Take this medicine with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by a physician. Nilutamide usually begin consumed on the day of surgery or the day after surgery. After 30 days of treatment, your doctor may lower the dose.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Duration of treatment depends on how the body and the cancer responds to treatment with Nilutamide. Do not discontinue medication without a doctor's direction, since stopping medication abruptly may allow the cancer to spread more rapidly.

Tell your doctor if your condition constantly persist or worsen, such as difficulty urinating and bone pain.