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Casodex (Bicalutamide) - 150mg (28 Tablets)

Casodex (Bicalutamide) - 150mg (28 Tablets)

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Casodex 150mg

Casodex is a type of anti-androgen medication. It is only to be used by males. This medication only works when it is combined with other types of medications including chemotherapy.

Casodex for Prostate Cancer

When a man has prostate cancer, it is very important to reduce the amount of testosterone that the body produces. Casodex combined with LHRH can help with that reduction process. For the best results, this medicine should be started as the others that are part of the overall treatment.

Casodex Dosing & Administration

The highest dose of Casodex is 150 mg. It can be prescribed when there is a need to very aggressively and quickly fight the prostate cancer. For example, if a man didnít get diagnosed early on and it growing rapidly. Otherwise, the doctor will usually offer the 50 mg dose first to see how the male responds to it. Then they will increase the dose if necessary.

This medicine needs to be taken daily until the doctor says to stop. Not taking it daily can reduce the effectiveness of the overall treatment. Most people are able to take it on an empty stomach but if nausea occurs take it with food. Try to take it consistently at the same time every day.

Side Effects & Precautions of Casodex

Women who are pregnant should never handle this medicine as it can harm the fetus. Women and children should refrain from touching or taking Casodex. It is recommended for women to avoid the bodily fluids of a male that does take this medication so it may be necessary to use condoms during sexual activities.

The liver can be a primary concern with the use of this medication. Men that already have issues with liver function may not be able to take Casodex. The pros and cons will have to be carefully weighed with your medical professional. The liver should be tested prior to using this medication as well as routinely throughout the timeframe that it is used. Men with diabetes arenít a good candidate for this medicine.

A male is more likely to experience side effects with Casodex 150 mg than with the 50 mg dose. However, it may be deemed necessary to accept those side effects in order to be aggressive enough to successfully battle the cancer.

These possible side effects include:

  • Frequent Urination
  • Impotency
  • Joint Pain
  • Low libido
  • Nausea
  • Reduced Appetite
  • Tenderness around the breasts
  • Weight gain or loss

Immediately seek medical attention if any of the following serious side effects are experienced:

  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic itching
  • Clay colored stools
  • Jaundice (Yellowing of the skin)
  • Pain in the upper stomach region
  • Urine that is dark in color

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