Frequent Episodic Vertigo is an Unexpected Side Effect of Flutamide
Jiann-Jy Chen, Dem-Lion Chen
DOI: 10.4236/pp.2011.24043   PDF    HTML     3,742 Downloads   7,294 Views  


An 82-year-old male suffered from prostatic cancer five years ago. Since then, he has taken flutamide and was bothered with episodic vertigo (EV) every morning. In order to treat prostatic cancer, flutamide was not discontinued, but conservative treatment and life-style change were recommended. Finally, EV actually subsided. Herein, we report the rare case, in which EV was an unexpected side effect of flutamide. Herein we review his whole history, physical examination, vestibular function test, electronystagmogram, caloric test, awake encephalogram, blood examinations, color-coded duplex ultrasonogram and magnetic resonance imaging/angiogram to suggest a mechanism of flutamide responsible for EV.

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J. Chen and D. Chen, "Frequent Episodic Vertigo is an Unexpected Side Effect of Flutamide," Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 338-340. doi: 10.4236/pp.2011.24043.

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