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What is Anandron and How Does Anandron Work?

Anandron belongs to a group of medicines called “antiandrogens”. It blocks the effect of hormones called androgens, which are naturally produced by your body. By blocking the effect of androgens, Anandron may help slow down the disease in your prostate gland. It will also help to reduce the symptoms you experience because of the disease.


What Does Anandron Contain?

Anandron tablets contain the active ingredient nilutamide. Each tablet contains 50 mg of nilutamide. Amongst nonactive ingredients is lactose (30 mg/tablet of Anandron 50 mg).

Anandron tablets are white to off-white in color. Anandron 50 mg tablets are debossed with “168” over “A” on one side and with the Roussel logo on the other side.


How Should You Take Anandron to Make Anandron Work Best for You?

Anandron tablets are taken by mouth. The usual dose is 300 mg/day for the first 4 weeks of treatment and then 150 mg every day thereafter. Anandron is usually taken once per day, before breakfast. However, your doctor may recommend a different dose or a different schedule.

The number of tablets that you need to take each day will depend on what your doctor has prescribed. Please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure of the correct amount of tablets to take.

You should take Anandron only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer period of time than your doctor ordered.

Your doctor will decide for how long you need to take Anandron. This will depend on your disease condition and on whether you experience side effects. Please discuss any concerns you have with your doctor.


What to do if You Miss a Dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and then resume your normal dosing schedule. However, you should not take more than 300 mg of Anandron in any one day during the first 4 weeks of treatment or more than 150 mg in any one day thereafter. Therefore, if it is almost time for your next dose when you remember that you have missed a dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the usual time (i.e., do not take a double dose). If you are concerned or if you have missed more than 1 dose, please speak to your doctor.


What to do if You Take too Many Tablets?

If you take, by mistake, too many tablets on the same day, you may feel nauseous and dizzy, and you may vomit. These symptoms will normally go away after temporarily interrupting your treatment or reducing the dose, however these steps should only be taken on your doctor's advice. If you have taken more than 300 mg in 1 day, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.


Does Anandron Have Side Effects for Anandron?

The various treatments of disease of the prostate, such as yours, can all cause hot flushes, decrease in sex drive, or impotence.

Anandron is usually well tolerated but like any other medicine, can cause side effects. Most side effects with Anandron occur early in the course of treatment and will usually lessen after 4 weeks when the dose is normally reduced to 150 mg daily.

The most common side effects affect the eyes. You may notice that your eyes require more time to adapt to darkness, especially when there is a sudden change in lighting (e.g., driving through a tunnel). When it occurs, this problem is almost always temporary and may be improved by wearing tinted glasses. However, until your eyes accommodate better to the dark, you should be very careful when driving or operating machinery.

Some patients may develop breathing problems or a worsening of a pre-existing breathing problem. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain and fever. It is important that you contact your doctor immediately if you have any breathing difficulties while taking Anandron.

In rare cases, Anandron may cause an increase in liver tests and, very rarely, hepatitis. Symptoms that may suggest a liver problem include: persistent lack of appetite, nausea (queasiness), vomiting, abdominal pain or tenderness, jaundice (yellow eyes and/or skin), dark urine, itching or unexplained flu-like symptoms. You should advise your doctor promptly if you develop any of these symptoms.

Anandron can also cause nausea and vomiting which are not related to liver problems. It can also cause dizziness. In most cases, these symptoms will improve following dosage reduction which normally occurs after 4 weeks of treatment. However, you should inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience vomiting because it may be preferable to lower your dose earlier.

In some patients with metastatic prostate cancer, antiandrogen drugs, like Anandron, may promote, rather than slow down, the disease. Your doctor may advise you to stop your treatment with Anandron in case of worsening of the disease. Your condition should be monitored prior starting a new treatment.

If you think that you are reacting badly to Anandron, please tell your doctor. This is especially important if you have any problem that is not mentioned in this leaflet.


Can I Take Anandron with Alcohol and Other Medicines?

Some patients being treated with Anandron may have hot flushes or feel unwell after drinking alcohol. This is known as alcohol intolerance. If this happens to you, you should avoid alcohol completely. Please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Anandron may interfere or cause problems with other medicines that you are taking, so it is important that you tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of the medicines that you are taking, including those you have obtained without a prescription. This is especially important if you are taking any of the following medicines: warfarin [Coumadin] or nicoumalone [Sintrom] (to thin the blood), phenytoin [Dilantin and others] (for epilepsy), propranolol [Inderal and others] (for high blood pressure, angina, migraine or other conditions), chlordiazepoxide [Librium and others] or diazepam [Valium] (for anxiety), theophylline [Theodur and others](for asthma). Check the labels on your medicines for these names or ask your pharmacist for advice.

Your doctor will be able to advise you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines. In most cases, your doctor will reduce the dose of these medicines while you are taking Anandron. Your doctor may also perform some blood tests.


What Should I Remember?

Before taking this medication tell your doctor and pharmacist if:

  • You have previously been treated for your prostate condition with a hormone, and the treatment did not work;

  • You have liver or breathing problems. You should not take Anandron if you have either a severe liver or severe breathing disorder. Please discuss this with your doctor if you believe that you have either of these conditions;

  • You have lactose intolerance;

  • You are taking any other medication;

  • You have any other medical problem(s).


While Taking Anandron

  • Report any unusual reactions to your doctor without delay. This is important as it will aid in the early detection and prevention of potential complications;

  • Anandron is intended for the treatment of prostate disease in men and therefore should not be taken under any circumstances by women or by children;

  • Keep Anandron at room temperature below 25°C. Protect the tablets from excessive heat, light and humidity. As with all medicines, you should store the tablets in the original pharmacist container and out of the reach of children;

  • If you require more information on this drug, consult your doctor or pharmacist.


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