CASODEX 150 mg. 28 tablets

CASODEX 150 mg. 28 tablets
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Bicalutamide belongs to a group of anti-androgens. Antiandrogens act against the effects of androgens / male hormones /
Bicalutamide is used in adult men for the treatment of cancer or castration when other treatments are not shown, or are not acceptable.
This medicine may be used in combination with radiation therapy or prostate surgery programs for initial treatment.

CASODEX 150 mg. 28 tablets

 
 
CASODEX WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?

Bicalutamide belongs to a group of anti-androgens. Antiandrogens act against the effects of androgens / male hormones /
Bicalutamide is used in adult men for the treatment of cancer or castration when other treatments are not shown, or are not acceptable.
This medicine may be used in combination with radiation therapy or prostate surgery programs for initial treatment.

BEFORE YOU TAKE CASODEX
Do not use Bikalan
- If you are allergic to bicalutamide or any of the other ingredients of Bikalan
- If you are a woman
- If the tablets should be given to children
- Are taking terfenadine or astemizole for the treatment of allergies or cisapride - for the treatment of heartburn and acid reflux
- If you have severe liver disease

Take special care with Bikalan
- If you have liver disease. Your doctor may decide you are done blood tests to check that your liver is working properly while you are taking this medicine.
- If you have severe kidney disease. Care should be taken particularly as there is no experience with the use of bicalutamide in these cases
- If you have heart disease. Your doctor may decide to regularly monitor your heart function.
Taking Bikalan with food and drink
It is not necessary to take the tablets with food, but should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

Pregnancy and lactation
Should not be taken by women
Treatment with bicalutamide 150 can cause temporary infertility or temporary reduction in fertility.


DRIVE AND USE MACHINES
It is unlikely that this drug can affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, some patients may experience somnolence during treatment with this product. If you think your medicine causes drowsiness in you, you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist before you start to drive or operate machinery.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Bikalan:
If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.


HOW TO TAKE CASODEX?
The usual dose of this medication is one tablet once daily. The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Try to take the medicine at about the same time each day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
In any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. These are very serious side effects.
- Skin rash, itching, hives, skin peeling, blistering, or crusting of the skin.
- Swelling of the face or neck, lips, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing and swallowing.
- Shortness of breath with or without cough and fever.
- Yellow skin or eyes.

Other possible side effects of the drug are:
With more than 1 in 10 patients: breast tenderness, appearance of breasts in men, hot flashes

Less than 1 in 10 but more than 1 in 100 patients:
- A feeling of malaise, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dry mouth, heartburn, constipation, flatulence
- Changes in liver function, incl. yellowing of the skin and sclera
- Lack of strength, fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction
- Frequent night urination
- Low number of red blood cells
- Hair loss, increased hair growth
- Diabetes, high blood sugar, weight gain, weight loss
- Rash, itchy skin, sweating, swelling of the hands, wrists, feet, arms and legs
- Pain in the stomach, chest or pelvis, headache, chills
- Heart failure
- shortness of breath

Less than 1 in 100 but more than 1 in 1000 patients:
Allergic reactions. Symptoms may include: rash, itching, hives, skin peeling, blistering and crusting of the skin, swelling of the face or neck, lips, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing and swallowing.
- Inflammation of the lungs, known as interstitial lung disease. The symptoms of this disease can involve severe dyspnea or cough temperature.
- Depression
- Presence of blood in urine


In less than 1 in 10 000 patients:
- Malaise
- Dry skin
- Liver failure

Other side effects reported with use of this medicine are cardiac problems including angina / chest pain / changes in heart rate and ECG. It is also reported for bleeding problems caused by a lack of platelets.

WHAT CASODEX?
The active substance is bicalutamide
Other ingredients are:
Tablet core: lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, crospovidone, povidone K-29/32, napriev lauryl sulfate.
Film-coating: lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, macrogol 4000, titanium dioxide.
 
 
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