Bicalutamide

How It Works:

Bicalutamide belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal antiandrogens. It works by blocking the effect of androgen (a male hormone), to stop the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Side Effects:

dry skin, hair re-growth or growth of extra hair, decrease in sex drive, indigestion, nausea, wind, reduced sex drive and reduced fertility, pain in abdomen, skin rash, feeling sleepy, itching, breathing problems or a worsening of a pre-existing breathing problem, depression, hot flushes, problems getting an erection, constipation, loss of appetite, dizziness, chest pain, low levels of red blood cells, Low hemoglobin, hair loss, blood in urine., swelling, nausea or vomiting, weight gain, yellowing of the skin or whites of eyes, weakness, liver problems.Skin rash

Used For:

Bicalutamide is used either alone or along with radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy (types of cancer treatment) in adult men with advanced prostate cancer. It is also used for management in prostate cancer in patients where surgical castration (surgical removal of the testicles) or other medical intervention is not considered appropriate or acceptable.

Instructions:

  • 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 Ask Questions:

Q. Is Bicailutamide safe during pregnancy?Bicailutamide is not indicated for use in women.
Q. Is it safe to use Bicailutamide during breastfeeding?Bicailutamide is not indicated for use in women.
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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