CASODEX 150MG TABLET

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AstraZeneca

Composition for Casodex 150mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of Casodex Tablet

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Uses of Casodex Tablet

CASODEX 150MG TABLET is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
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Side effects of Casodex Tablet

Common

Rash, Dizziness, Decreased libido, Breast enlargement in male, Sleepiness, Weakness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Weight gain, Increased liver enzymes, Breast tenderness, Anemia, Depression, Decreased appetite, Flatulence, Constipation, Hot flashes.

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How to use Casodex Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take CASODEX 150MG TABLET at a fixed time.

How Casodex Tablet works

Casodex 150mg tablet blocks the effect of the natural male hormones on the growth of prostate cells. Casodex 150mg tablet also blocks the undesired effects of androgens in females such as excessive hair growth and acne.

In Depth Information on Casodex Tablet

Expert advice for Casodex Tablet

  • Before taking bicalutamide, tell your doctor if you have any liver disease.
  • Bicalutamide may cause serious liver dysfunction (with symptoms of abdominal pain, anorexia, dark urine, fatigue, jaundice, nausea, vomiting). Stop taking Bicalutamide and call your doctor if you experience any such symptoms.
  • If you have an objective progression of disease together with elevated PSA, seek immediate medical advice, as you may have to stop bicalutamide treatment.
  • You should not take this medicine if you have rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. 
  • Take precautions as you may occasionally feel sleepy while on bicalutamide therapy. 
  • Avoid direct exposure to excessive sunlight or UV-light while you are taking bicalutamide.
  • Do not drink alcohol while on bicalutamide treatment as it may worsen the side effects of this medication.
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Warnings
Special precautions for CASODEX 150MG TABLET
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
CASODEX 150MG TABLET is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of CASODEX 150MG TABL
ET during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
CASODEX 150MG TABLET does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
CASODEX 150MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney
disease. No dose adjustment of CASODEX 150MG TABLET is recommended.
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Liver
CAUTION
CASODEX 150MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of CASODEX 150MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Aceno 1mg Tablet, Aceno 2mg Tablet, Aceno 3mg Tablet, Aceno 4mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Casodex 150mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Bicalutamide

Q. Is Bicailutamide a chemotherapy drug?
No. Bicailutamide is not a chemotherapy drug
Casodex is not a hormone however due to its anti-androgen properties, it lowers PSA.

Substitutes for Casodex

No substitutes found for this medicine
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