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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are drug alternatives for casodex (bicalutamide)?

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Dr. Richard David
Urology 37 years experience
Multiple choices: Casodex is available as a generic, Eulexin was the first drug like it but with a higher risk of diarrhea. Finally Nilutamide is an option. Another option is to discuss with your urologic oncologist whether you need Casodex and for how long. This depends on why you are taking it (flare prevention or biochemical recurrence on Lupron (leuprolide) or similar injections).
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A 50-year-old member asked:

Alternatives to casodex (bicalutamide)?

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Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Anti-Androgens: Anti-androgens are most commonly used in men with Prostate Cancer (CAP) that is no longer responding to testosterone reduction. In these cases, blocking T from getting to prostate cells (which is what casodex (bicalutamide) does) can help to slow CAP growth. Xtandi is an alternative with excellent results regarding prostate cancer control.
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