Bicalutamide

 

 

General English name: Bicalutamide

Brand: Casodex

Application: Treatment of prostate cancer in adult men

 

Bicalotamide Drug Information

Contraindications to the use of bicalotamide

Bicalotamide drug interaction

Tips to consider before taking bicalotamide

Possible side effects of bicalotamide

How to store bicalotamide

 

 

Bicalotamide Drug Information

Drug Information: Bicalotamide belongs to a group of drugs called antiandrogens. This drug reduces the amount of male sex hormones such as testosterone. Bicalotamide also reduces the amount of these hormones in the body. Bicalotamide is also used to treat prostate cancer because some types of cancer require male hormones. Bicalotamide is also used to reduce symptoms and to treat cancer.

 

Contraindications to the use of bicalotamide

Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

 Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Bicalotamide drug interaction

It may alter the function of the medication and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Tips to consider before taking bicalotamide

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking bicalotamide:

  •  If you have liver problems.
  •  If you are taking other medicines. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.

 

Possible side effects of bicalotamide

All drugs, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. If there is a negative change in your health after taking the medicine, it is better to consult your doctor. Many complications may be similar to the symptoms of other illnesses.

Drowsiness, fatigue: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools.

Boredom, indigestion: Avoid spicy and high-fat foods.

Constipation, abdominal pain, bloating: Eat a balanced diet.

Feeling depressed, hot, dry skin, decreased libido, decreased libido: Consult your doctor if any of the following are annoying.

Important Note: Contact your doctor if you notice any of the following:

 Respiratory problems or swelling of the mouth and face

 Chest pain

Bleeding urine, jaundice, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes

 

How to store bicalotamide

 Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

 Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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