FLUTAMIDE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • the inability to have an erection
    • enlarged breasts
    • diarrhea
    • drug-induced hot flashes

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • anemia
    • decreased blood platelets
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • high blood pressure

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • drowsiness
    • visible water retention
    • decreased appetite
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • nervousness
    • anxious feelings

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
    • methemoglobinemia, a type of blood disorder
    • liver failure
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • abnormal color of urine

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