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CASSOTIDE 50MG TABLET

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Composition for CASSOTIDE

Bicalutamide(50 mg)

food interaction for CASSOTIDE

alcohol interaction for CASSOTIDE

pregnancy interaction for CASSOTIDE

lactation interaction for CASSOTIDE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cassotide 50mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cassotide 50mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Cassotide 50mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CASSOTIDE

Bicalutamide(50 mg)

Uses

Cassotide 50mg tablet is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

How it works

Cassotide 50mg tablet works by blocking the effect of the natural male hormones on the growth of prostate cells. Cassotide 50mg tablet also used in females to block the undesired effects of androgens like excessive hair growth and acne.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Liver disorder, Abdominal pain, Anemia, Blood in urine, Chest pain, Constipation, Decreased libido, Decreased fertility, Depression, Dizziness, Dry skin, Shortness of breath, Worsening of a pre-existing breathing problem, Erectile dysfunction, Decreased red blood cell count, Hair loss, Hot flashes, Indigestion, Itching, Loss of appetite, Rash, Sleepiness, Swelling, Weakness, Weight gain, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

SUBSTITUTES for CASSOTIDE

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Expert advice for CASSOTIDE

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for CASSOTIDE

Bicalutamide

Q.Is Bicailutamide a chemotherapy drug?
No. Bicailutamide is not a chemotherapy drug

Q.Is bicalutamide a hormone/Lower PSA Levels?
Bicalutamide is not a hormone however due to its anti-androgen properties, it lowers PSA.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)