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US Brand Name Casodex
Generic Name Bicalutamide
Other Brand Name Casodex
Packing 28
Manufacturer AstraZeneca
Form Tablet
Strength 150mg, 50mg
Country India

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Details

Introduction

The drug Casodex is known all over the world. Its generic name is bicalutamide. It is an anti androgen medication. Androgen is a male hormone. It prevents the action of the male hormone. This drug is use to treat prostate cancer for males. Casodex is manufactured by AstraZeneca. It come sis varying strengths and in the form of tablet.


Use

This medication is primarily use to treat prostate enlargement and prostate cancer for male patients. It works by gently blocking the production of androgen which is a natural male hormone.


Side effects

Reported side effects of the drugs are generalized body weakness, back pain, hypersensitivity to pain, chest pain, flu like syndrome such as headache, fever, cough and colds, diarrhea, constipation, nausea with or without vomiting, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, weight gain, edema of the upper and lower extremity, arthritis, muscle pain, difficulty sleeping or insomnia, dyspnea or difficulty of breathing, appearance of mild rash, excessive sweating, and breast pain. Consult your health care provider right away for worsening signs and symptoms of side effects such as palpitation, sudden fainting, excessive rash with inflammation, painful urination with passage of blood, and severe edema. These are just the commonly reported side effects of the drug. Consult primary care physician for any side effects not mentioned here.


Contraindication

The drug is contraindicated to patient with known hypersensitivity reaction to bicalutamide and any of its components.


storage

Store the drug in a cool, dry, and safe place. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not put the drug at the counter top or at the bathroom. The suggested room temperature for storage is 20 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius. Always read the drug literature to ensure proper handling of the medication.


Composition

The main active component of the drug is bicalutamide. It is the power ingredient of Casodex. The substance has a calculated weight molecule of 430.37. Inert components of the drug are magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, sodium starch gluconate, and hypromellose.


Important Precautions

Extra care is given to patients who are taking this medication. This drug is only taken by male patients as only male patient has the hormone androgen. In case of accidental ingestion by pregnant woman, consult health care provider right away as this drug can harm the fetus. This drug can sometimes cause severe liver injury. Hence, precaution is given to patient with known liver disorder. Watch for any signs of gynecomastia or enlargement of breast for male and painful sensation of the breath. These two are mostly reported signs for patients who use the drug.


Dosage and administration

The initial recommended dose for this drug is 50 mg to be taken once a day either morning or night. This can be taken with full or empty stomach. This is a fixed dosage. No dosage adjustment is required for patient with kidney and liver failures.