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Bicalutamide

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

A non-steroidal anti-androgen, Bicalutamide is used in combination with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone for treating prostate cancer. It works by blocking the action of testosterone. This medicine may also be used prevent priapism, to treat excessive hair growth in women and to treat early puberty in boys. It also acts as a component of hormone therapy for transgender women.

Common side effects of Bicalutamide in men include breast tenderness, breast enlargement and hot flashes. Some other side effects in men include sexual dysfunction and feminisation. It can also cause lung toxicity and liver damage. Common side effects that may occur include constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, itching, nausea, dry skin and rash.

Inform your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it. Some medicines like oral anti-coagulants and midazolam can interact with its actions so inform your doctor if you are taking these medications.

This medicine is taken by mouth, with or without food. It is usually taken once a day. Follow your doctor’s prescription carefully and do not increase or decrease your dose without the doctor’s approval.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Caludec 50mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Caludec 50mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients experiencing undesirable effects like somnolence should not drive or use machines.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Bicalutamide as ingredient

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Bicalutamide is an antineoplastic drug which competitively binds to androgen receptors with high specificity and blocks testicular and adrenal androgens, thereby preventing the growth and proliferation of normal as well as malignant prostatic tissues.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Acitrom 4Mg Tablet

    Acenomac 3Mg Tablet

    Acenomac 1Mg Tablet

    Acenomac 2Mg Tablet

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