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Alternatives to casodex (bicalutamide)?

Alternatives to casodex (bicalutamide)?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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What are drug alternatives for casodex (bicalutamide)?

What are drug alternatives for casodex (bicalutamide)?

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). ...Read more

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Benefits of casodex (bicalutamide)?

Benefits of casodex (bicalutamide)?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Is a non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor used in treatment of prostate cancer. I am not aware of withdrawal side effects, except those caused by hormonal imbalances due to changes in estrogen/testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if the va covers bicalutamide?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Va (veterans administration) will typically cover Casodex in patients who have a rising psa after Lupron (leuprolide) injections--an oncologist a va has to be the one who orders this (non-va doctors can not order drugs at the va). ...Read more

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What are the side affects of casodex (bicalutamide)?

What are the side affects of casodex (bicalutamide)?

Several.: Casodex, or bicalutamide, blocks the action of testosterone and is used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. The most bothersome side effects are breast tenderness and enlargement, and hot flashes. Diarrhea, nausea, hepatic changes, and itching can also occur. ...Read more

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What is used when taking bicalutamide to stop dizzyness?

MECLIZINE: Antivert (meclizine) will help control dizziness if caused by the Casodex (bicalutamide). Meclizine can be ordered on prescription but is also available over the counter, so ask your pharmacist to help you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if medicare covers bicalutamide?

Does anyone know if medicare covers bicalutamide?

Yes: Bicalutamide is standard for men with prostate cancer progressing after initial castrating therapy (medical or surgical). Some doctors prefer to use it with initial therapy (dual blockade) while others use it sequentially. Details are here: http://bit. Ly/loybx2. ...Read more

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What are the precautions when taking bicalutamide?

Bicalutamide: Please go online to "www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a697047.html"

It is easy to read and very informative.

Once you have digested this you may want to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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With the drug casodex, (bicalutamide) why should a female nurse wear gloves and a mask?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Because it is a teratogen (causes harm to fetus) in woment who are or intend to be pregnant. ...Read more

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Side effects of fosfestrol and bicalutamide?

Fosfosterol a: Synthetic estrogen, and bicalutamide, an androgen receptor blocker are generally not used in standard risk prostate cancer, but usually relapsed or high risk (gleason >/= 7; psa > 20 ng/ml). The drugs are temporary, metabolized and gone. Feminizing effects and blood clot risk short; decreased libido and gynecomastia, depending on duration of use, can be reversed. ...Read more

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Casodex (bicalutamide) --- withdrawal side effects?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Is a non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor used in treatment of prostate cancer. I am not aware of withdrawal side effects, except those caused by hormonal imbalances due to changes in estrogen/testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Can casodex (bicalutamide) have withdrawal side effects?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Is a non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor used in treatment of prostate cancer. I am not aware of withdrawal side effects, except those caused by hormonal imbalances due to changes in estrogen/testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Is the antiandrogen effect of casodex (bicalutamide) permanent?

No: The effects of Casodex are reversible once the medication is stopped, however, most patients are also receiving Lupron (leuprolide) (or equivalent) the effects of which are more long-standing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Casodex (bicalutamide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Casodex (bicalutamide) allergy?

Hard to tell: This answer will actually be for all questions about drug allergies and drug reactions...and every drug has some reactions,,, most are good and doing what they are supposed to do. An allergy is most of the time a rash over most of the body, itching and at its worse, some trouble breathing. An nonallergic reaction can be nausea and vomiting, aches, diarrhea, dizziness. all depending on the med. ...Read more

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Say a patient is injected with prostate lucrime, can they consume casodex (bicalutamide) pill or not?

What?: Can you tell me what is prostate lucirme? I have never heard of it or have ever read about it or could find it on available dictionaries. So, let me know it so I can deduce to answer your question. But, one thing for sure is Casodex (bicalutamide) is used for blocking 3-5% of male hormonal effect from adrenal glands. ...Read more

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My husband has finished his treatment with apo bicalutamide 50 mg. How long does it take for the symptoms from the drug to dissipate?

Drug side effects: The medication your husband is taking have some side effects, usually are not life threatening, He needs to check with his urologists to monitor the severity of symptoms and required blood tests, mostly liver function ...Read more

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How long is the treatment with casodex (bicalutamide) and how often do I get hormone injections?

Varies: Hormone injections are given for prolonged periods, depending on the stage of prostate cancer. For metastatic stage, the shots are for life.

If before or after radiation, then usually 6 months-2 years.

Casodex is given and psa is monitored to decide. ...Read more

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Does the va cover bicalutamide medicine for prostate cancer?

Does the va cover bicalutamide medicine for prostate cancer?

Yes: Bicalutamide is standard for men with prostate cancer progressing after initial castrating therapy (medical or surgical). Some doctors prefer to use it with initial therapy (dual blockade) while others use it sequentially. Details are here: http://bit. Ly/loybx2. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 69. was misdiagnosed to have prostate cancer and given homones -fosfestrol and bicalutamide- for 3 weeks.?

What to do if I'm 69. was misdiagnosed to have prostate cancer and given homones -fosfestrol and bicalutamide- for 3 weeks.?

Stop hormone treatm.: Presume there was an elevated PSA followed by prostate biopsy. Was a reliable 12 or 16 core biopsy performed? 2, 4 or 6 core biopsy could easily miss a small prostatic cancer. Suggest U consult with an experienced urologic oncologist for second opinion. ...Read more

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