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WHAT IS CASODEX ?
CASODEX 50mg is a hormone therapy. It is classified as an “anti-androgen.” Often given in combination with “LHRH agonist,” another type of hormone therapy. Bicalutamide is categorized as an antiandrogen. Antiandrogens are substances that block the effects of testosterone. Cancer of the prostate depends on the male hormone testosterone for its growth. If the amount of testosterone is reduced it is possible to slow down or shrink the cancer.
BICALUTAMIDE MEDICINE USES :
Bicalutamide therapy is for men with advanced prostate cancer at stage D2, when there is evidence of metastases (cancer spread) to other areas of the body.
BICALUTAMIDE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
hot flashes; pain in your back, pelvis, or stomach; swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; increased night-time urination; weakness, dizziness; or nausea, diarrhea, constipation.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- breast pain or swelling; blood in your urine; fever, chills; sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough, feeling short of breath;
- low red blood cells (anemia)–pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
- liver problems–nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or high blood sugar–increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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