What is Procalut (Bicalutamide) used for?
Procalut is a brand of Bicalutumide. Procalut may be part of an overall treatment plan for males with prostate cancer. Procalut can help to block the androgens which can cause prostate tumors to grow and for prostate cancer cells to multiply. This is a medication for males only due to the way in which it affects hormones. It is classified as an anti-androgen.
Procalut may be part of an overall treatment plan for males with prostate cancer. Procalut can help to block the androgens which can cause prostate tumors to grow and for prostate cancer cells to multiply.
How should I use Procalut (Bicalutamide)?
The daily dose of Procalut is 50 mg to 150 mg. The dose depends on the weight of the male and the cancer screening assessment. It should be taken at the same time each day. Taking it with food can reduce the risk of nausea and vomiting. Don`t skip doses as that can reduce the effectiveness of this cancer treatment.
The medication may need to be taken for several months to help ensure the cancer has been eliminated. It may be combined with other cancer treatments including radiation and chemotherapy.
What are the side effects of Procalut (Bicalutamide)?
There can be various side effects associated with the use of Procalut. They include gynecomastia (male breast tissue development), lower libido, pain around the genitals, diarrhea, and impotence. Since Procalut is usually given for prostate cancer in advanced stages, there can be other side effects due to the combined treatment efforts.
Some males feel drowsy and dizzy as their body gets used to Procalut. Until you know how it will affect you don`t operate any type of vehicle or machinery. If your doctor increases the dose, make sure that increase won`t hinder your ability to successfully take part in such tasks.
Some studies indicate males taking Procalut are at a higher risk for Hepatitis. Make sure you discuss this with your doctor and take necessary precautions. Males taking Procalut are at a higher risk of infections. Take efforts to keep your immune system high.
Males who are lactose intolerant or who have diabetes aren`t good candidates for the use of Procalut. Women should never take Procalut and they should avoid handling it as an extra precaution.
The liver can be adversely affected by the use of Procalut for a period of time. Your doctor should test your liver before you start taking it. Then it should be tested again every 6 months as a precaution. If you start to notice yellowing of the skin or very dark urine let your doctor know immediately.