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Guncef 50 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Guncef Tablet

Guncef Tablet side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased libido
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dyspepsia
  • Weight gain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Breast tenderness
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Depression
  • Decreased appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Hot flashes

How to use Guncef 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. Guncef 50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Guncef Tablet works

Guncef 50 mg Tablet blocks the effect of the natural male hormones on the growth of prostate cells. Guncef 50 mg Tablet also blocks the undesired effects of androgens in females such as excessive hair growth and acne.

Guncef Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Guncef 50 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Guncef 50 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Guncef 50 mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Guncef 50 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Guncef 50 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Guncef 50 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Guncef 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Guncef 50 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Guncef 50 mg Tablet for the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • Take it with or without food, preferably at the same time every day.
  • It may cause your skin to become light sensitive. Avoid direct exposure to excessive sunlight and use sunscreen when outdoors.
  • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking Guncef 50 mg Tablet.
  • Your doctor may want you to have regular blood tests to monitor your liver function while you are taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Guncef with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Acethromb
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Brand(s): Dindevan
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Brand(s): Sofarin, Uniwarfin, Mywarf
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Guncef

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Sir ,In my penis inside black dark spot is coming plz suggest me for better medicine Thank
Dr. Vinod Raina
Sexologist
Take tab guncef 500mg bd for five days
I am diagnosed with prostate cancer that spread only to nearby lumps nodes and not to bones. I am currently on Harmon Therapy. My prostate volume is 35.5. Dr. Prescribed urimax-d to me now I feel some pain in while urination and also the flow of urine also decreases. Please suggest some more medicine to me
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Sexologist
Get a uroflowmetry done u may require prostate surgery
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FAQs

Q. Can Guncef cause infertility?

There is limited data to support that Guncef causes infertility. Guncef has been shown to affect fertility in animals and therefore it is assumed that it may cause fertility on humans. Some studies have shown that it affects spermatogenesis (origin and development of the sperm cells).

Q. What should I avoid while taking Guncef?

Skin sensitivity has been observed in some patients while taking Guncef. Therefore, you should avoid direct sun exposure, sunlamps, and tanning beds. It is advised to use a sunscreen during treatment with Guncef.

Q. Is Guncef a form of chemotherapy?

No, Guncef is not a form of chemotherapy medicine, it is anti-androgen medicine. Androgens such as testosterone are natural male sex hormones. Guncef works by blocking the effect of androgens (testosterone) in order to stop the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Q. Does Guncef cause hair loss?

Yes, Guncef may cause hair loss as it is a common side effect. However, this does not affect everyone. Consult your doctor, if hair loss is worrying you.

Q. What is Guncef prescribed for?

Guncef is used with another medication (gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists; such as leuprolide or goserelin) to treat metastatic prostate cancer (prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body). Other than that, Guncef has been effective in treating hirsutism in patients with polycystic ovarian disease, though this is not an approved use.

Q. When should I take Guncef?

Guncef should be taken at the same time every day either in the morning or in the evening. Take it exactly as directed by your doctor.

Q. Can Guncef cause diarrhea?

Yes, Guncef can cause diarrhea though it is rare. Generally, constipation is more common with this medicine. Consult your doctor if it worries you.

Q. How long do I need to take Guncef?

Guncef tablets should be taken continuously for a minimum of 2 years or until the disease persists. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.

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