What is Casodex (Bicalutamide) used for?
This medication is manufactured in Turkey.
Casodex (Bicalutamide) is an anti-androgen medication prescribed to treat men who are suffering from prostate cancer. It operates by preventing the action of androgens associated with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the prostate. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Casodex (Bicalutamide)?
Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor while using Casodex (Bicalutamide) to get the safest and most effective results. It is typically administered once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual regimen will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water to aid absorption. Never crush, chew, or split the medication before use to prevent destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Always ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Casodex (Bicalutamide)?
Some patients using Casodex (Bicalutamide) have reported experiencing side effects including:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention include swelling of the extremities, sensitive skin, chest pain, trouble breathing, blood in the urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Inform your doctor as soon as any intense or worrying side effects occur to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Casodex (Bicalutamide) should not be used to treat children or women. Also disclose if you have diabetes, decreased kidney function, or lactose intolerance as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Casodex (Bicalutamide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Casodex (Bicalutamide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.