What is Casodex (Bicalutamide) used for?
Medications such as Casodex (Bicalutamide) tablets can be used to treat metastatic prostate cancer. In order to slow cancer cell growth, this medication blocks the action of the testosterone on male hormone receptors in the prostate. Neither women nor children should take this medication. When you start taking bicalutamide and every time you refill it, read the Patient Information Leaflet you can obtain from your pharmacist. Your doctor or pharmacist can answer any questions you may have.
Casodex (Bicalutamide) Information
Your doctor will tell you when and how to take this medication, usually once a day with or without food. You should take this medication regularly in order to achieve the best results. Take it every day at the same time so that you can stay on top of it.
The dosage of this drug should not be increased or used more frequently or for longer than recommended. There will be no improvement in your condition, and you are more likely to experience serious side effects as a result.
It is not recommended that pregnant women handle or breathe dust from this medication, since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and can cause harm to an unborn baby.
It is possible this may cause liver problems. Your healthcare professionals may need to monitor the health of your liver during treatment. Talk to your doctor if you experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or dark urine.
Store at room temperature away from Children and animals when not in use. You may need to consider birth control for the first 130 days of treatment. Impregnating someone while taking this medication may cause birth defects.
The most commonly reported side effects of Casodex (Bicalutamide) include
- painful blisters on the trunk of the body
- persistent, non-healing sore
- difficult or labored breathing
- hives or welts, itching, skin rash
- sensation of pins and needles
- painful or difficult urination
- dry mouth
- lower back or side pain
- tightness in the chest
- prolonged bleeding from cuts
- tender, swollen glands in the neck
- decreased vision
- pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
- bleeding from the rectum or bloody stools
- stomach discomfort
- Abnormal growth filled with fluid or semisolid material
- dilated neck veins
- reddish patch or irritated area
- unexplained weight loss
- joint stiffness or swelling
- white, yellow, or waxy scar-like area
- blurred vision
- Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
Few known Drug Interactions of Casodex (Bicalutamide) are listed below.
- Lupron Depot (leuprolide)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin)
- Flomax (tamsulosin)
- Crestor (rosuvastatin)
- Lupron (leuprolide)
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
- Lasix (furosemide)
- Blood thinner such as Warfarin
Casodex disease interactions
There is 1 disease interaction with Casodex (bicalutamide) which include:
- hepatic dysfunction
Starting price of Casodex 50mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $783.00 USD ($8.70 per tabs)
Generic Equivalent Starting price of Bicalutamide 50mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $120.00 USD ($1.33 per tabs)
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You do require a prescription to order Casodex (Bicalutamide) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
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