A non-steroidal anti-androgen, Casodex 50mg Tablet 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 Casodex 50mg Tablet 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.