It has been demonstrated that eulexin works well in the treatment of prostate cancer. Patients who took Eulexin had a significantly lower risk of their prostate cancer progressing to an advanced stage compared to those who did not take the medication in a clinical study.
There may be additional health advantages to eulexin. It has been demonstrated in animal studies to shrink the prostate and stop the growth of prostate cancer. If these effects translate to humans, it is unknown.
Hot flashes, a drop in libido, impotence, breast tenderness or enlargement, diarrhea, and other side effects are all possible with eulexin. Typically, these side effects are minor and transient.
More severe side effects of eulexin could include liver issues, high blood sugar, and low white blood cell counts. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking Eulexin right away, and call your doctor.
Women and young children should not take eulexin. In addition, men with diabetes or liver disease should use it cautiously.
Eulexin is typically started at a dosage of 250 mg three times per day. Depending on how you react to the drug, your doctor might change the dose.
It is best to take eulexin with food. To keep the drug level in your body constant, it should be taken at the same time every day.
Take your missed Eulexin dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose. Never take two Eulexin doses at the same time.
Mechanism of Action
Eulexin functions by inhibiting androgens, hormones required for the growth and development of prostate cancer cells. Eulexin slows the growth of prostate cancer cells by blocking the effects of androgens.
A prescription drug called eulexin is used to treat prostate cancer. It is a member of the antiandrogen drug subclass of medications. Eulexin functions by inhibiting androgens, hormones required for the growth and development of prostate cancer cells. This aids in reducing prostate cancer cell growth.
There could be drug interactions with eulexin. Inform your doctor about all prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, as well as any vitamins or herbal supplements, prior to taking Eulexin.
If you are also taking ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), or voriconazole (Vfend), do not take Eulexin. These medications may raise your body's levels of Eulexin and raise the possibility of negative side effects.
Pills for birth control may also interact with eulexin. When using Eulexin, women who are taking birth control pills should also use another method of birth control, such as a condom.
Warfarin (Coumadin), one of the blood thinners that eulexin may interact with. Your doctor will need to keep a close eye on your blood clotting time if you are taking warfarin.
Eulexin absorbs from the digestive system and goes through a significant first-pass metabolism in the liver. Eulexin has a bioavailability of 15% or so.
Cytochrome P450 enzymes in the liver break down eulexin. It is eliminated as metabolites in the urine and feces.
3–4 hour half-life
Binding of proteins: 96%