Casodex (Bicalutamide)

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What is Casodex (Bicalutamide) prescribed for?

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. It makes most of the semen that carries sperm. Prostate Cancer is less common before the age of 50 in the general population, and experts believe that most elderly men have traces of it. The cancer grows within the prostate gland, more than often over many years. And over that time frame, the cancer spreads outside the prostate.

Casodex is used to treat prostate cancer. Technically it works by blocking the actions of the male hormones in the prostate, and thus slowing the growth of the cancer cell.

This medication comes in two different doses that are 50mg and 150mg. You dose is based on your medical background and your overall response to the treatment. If your doctor or pharmacist has given you some information in the form of a pamphlet, take the time to read up on this drug, and if you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, please consult your doctor.

This medication is to be taken by mouth, with or without food.  It is usually taken once daily or as directed by your doctor.

Remember the dosage given to you is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. Do not take this medication for a longer period of time then what has been prescribed to you.  Your condition will not improve any fast and the risk of side effects will increase.

Before taking bicalutamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, diabetes, heart disease.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness.

This medication should not be used in women, especially during pregnancy or breast-feeding. It may harm an unborn or breast-feeding baby. Consult your doctor for more details. Male patients and their female partners should use reliable forms of birth control during and for 130 days after treatment with bicalutamide since this medication may damage sperm.

Hot flashes, breast swelling/tenderness/pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset, weight changes, headache, trouble sleeping, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: increased thirst/urination, decreased sexual ability/desire, mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, depression), swelling hands/ankles/feet, shortness of breath, increased coughing, numb/tingling skin, bone/joint pain, unusual tiredness, muscle weakness, painful/bloody urination, signs of infection (such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat).

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: chest/jaw/left arm pain.

This medication may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if any of these side effects occur: nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine.

What is Casodex?

This medication is used in treatment towards prostate cancer. So exactly what is Bicalutamide? Casodex is generally referred to as a "anti-androgen” type of medication. So how does Casodex work? When taken, it is put to work by blocking the action of a male hormone within the prostate, which in turn slows down the growth of the cancer cells.  This medication comes in two different strengths which are 50mg and 150mg. And we do currently sell both the brand Casodex and the generic alternative, Bicalutamide. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.

 

Where to buy Casodex?

Casodex is generally referred to as a Tier 2 medication on Medicare’s formulary. Meaning it is known as a “non-preferred generic”. This also means that it can be expensive. And while you can purchase this medication at your local pharmacy, you can also find it on the internet on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $85.00 for a quantity of 28 pills.

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