Casodex – Bicalutamide Tablet

International Name :
Casodex
Active Ingredient :
Bicalutamide
Manufacturer :
AstraZeneca
Form :
Tablet
Packing :
28 Tab
Strength :
150mg/50mg

Description

BICALUTAMIDE (CASODEX) TABLET – TREATMENT FOR PROSTATE CANCER

Casodex Tablet belongs to the class of anticancer drugs called non-steroidal anti-androgens used to treat prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the prostate gland cancer (a small gland under the bladder that produces semen) found only in men. The symptoms include difficulty in urination, pain, numbness or sexual problems.

Casodex Tablet contains Bicalutamide which works by inhibiting the effects of androgens (male hormones) such as testosterone that increase the growth of prostate cancer cells. Casodex Tablet prevents testosterone from binding to androgen receptors on the prostate cancer cells and starves cancer cells of testosterone. Thereby, it prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells and eventually shrinks the prostate tumour.

Uses of Casodex Tablet 

  • Prostate cancer.

Medicinal Benefits

Casodex Tablet contains Bicalutamide, an anticancer drug used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Casodex Tablet works by inhibiting the effects of androgens (male hormones) such as testosterone that increase the growth of prostate cancer cells. Casodex Tablet prevents testosterone from binding to androgen receptors on the prostate cancer cells and starves cancer cells of testosterone. Thereby, it prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells and eventually shrinks the prostate tumour. Also, Casodex Tablet relieves difficulty in urination. Casodex Tablet can be used in combination with radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer where cancer has spread from the prostate gland to the surrounding tissues.

How to use Casodex Tablet :

It can be taken with or without food as prescribed by your doctor and swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it.

Side Effects of Casodex Tablet :

The most common side effects are: –
  • Weakness.
  • Skin rash.
  • Swelling and tenderness of the breast.
  • Nausea.
  • Dry skin.
  • Weight gain.
  • Hair loss.
  • Hot flushes (sudden feeling of warmth).
  • Anaemia (lack of blood).
  • Reduced sex drive.
  • Constipation.
  • Depression.
  • Indigestion.
  • Dizziness.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

The interaction of Casodex Tablet with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using Casodex Tablet 10s.

Pregnancy

Casodex Tablet is contraindicated in pregnant women as it is not approved for use in women. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

Breastfeeding

Casodex Tablet is contraindicated in breastfeeding women as it is not approved for use in women. Please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Driving

Casodex tablets may cause drowsiness in some people. Therefore, avoid driving if you are drowsy after taking Bicalutamide Tablet 10’s.

Liver

Casodex Tablet with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Kidney

Casodex Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney problems if prescribed by a doctor.

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