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  • Mechanism of Action

  • Directly inhibits the binding of androgens to androgen receptors.
  • Pharmacology

  • Interacts with androgen receptors as well as progestin and glucocorticoid receptors, resulting in associated side effects.

Clinical Use

  • Indications

  • Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.
  • Adverse Effects
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhoea
  • Gynaecomastia / breast tenderness
  • Hot flushes
  • Dizziness
  • Elevated LFTs
  • Osteoporosis (long-term)
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