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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. Sheila Smith
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Casodex (Definition)

Casodex is an anti-prostate cancer agent which is a ...Read more


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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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What are the effects of taking homones fosfestrol and bicalutamide for 3 weeks after being misdiagnosed with prostate cancer?

What are the effects of taking homones fosfestrol and bicalutamide for 3 weeks after being misdiagnosed with prostate cancer?

Low testosterone: The effects of these medications are to lower the male hormone, testosterone, in the body. This would be a temporary and reversible effect. There should be no long term consequence. You should have full recovery within 1 month of stopping the medicine. ...Read more

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What are alternative exercises?

What are alternative exercises?

Please explain: Alternative to which types of exercise? Please re-ask & clarify. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is an OTC alternative for cholestrimine?

What is an OTC alternative for cholestrimine?

None: Cholestyramine is a prescription only bile acid sequestrant medicine used to treat high cholesterol, diarrhoea and coronary artery disease. There is no otc alternative available on the market. ...Read more

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Which natural alternatives, are there for pain?

Which natural alternatives, are there for pain?

Many!: It depends specifically on what type of pain as to what natural alternatives are that are out there. However, physical therapy has always been a mainstay for treating axial and joint pain. Skin pain can be treated with natural things like arnica montana, medications like sarapin and goona are injectable pain meds that are natural. Limbrel (not imbrel) is an excellent pain medicine for oa pain. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives for banned drug gemerp2?

What are the alternatives for banned drug gemerp2?

You can take: The same meds (hopefully in different doses) as separate drugs, but talk with your doctor and get their recommendations. Always use in addition to diet, exercise and weight reduction. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence for Darwin theory and are there any alternative theories of evol.?

Darwins Theory: Their have been books and trials concerning this. There is no way to explain this in 400 characters. Do some research on creationism vs evolution. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to nursing?

What are alternatives to nursing?

See below: There are multiple infant formulas, which will provide your child with proper nutrition. You can also pump, and give breast milk via a bottle. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to toothpaste?

What are alternatives to toothpaste?

Baking soda, dirt too: Toothpaste without Fluoride has no active therapeutic ingredient. Without micro abrasives staining occurs. Other than taste, you can use baking soda, dirt from your back yard, a slurry of oreo cookies or brush with nothing at all. It doesn't matter what you use anyway as long as you don't harm yourself! In my office: good oral hygiene= floss =93% of home care ; toothbrush 6%; rinse 1%. ...Read more

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What is an alternative to nebulizer?

What is an alternative to nebulizer?

Steam: Home steam units, facial steamer or hot shower can all have similar affects to a nebulizer. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives for restasis?

What are the alternatives for restasis?

Dry eye treatment: Artificial tears, ointment at night, low dose topical steroids, punctal plugs, and others. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to a hysterectomy?

Are there alternatives to a hysterectomy?

Yes, many: Depending on what sx you are trying to alleviate, there are many options, including:
Medications that decrease bleeding
Hormones that decrease bleeding or can shrink the uterus
Hysteroscopic procedures that are done through the vagina in office or surgery center for bleeding or fibroids in endometrial cavity
IR procedures that block bloodflow to uterus&shrinks it
Ultrasound energy to shrink, etc. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to treating anxiety?

What are alternatives to treating anxiety?

Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www. Bcia. Org & www. Aapb. Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to a pulpotomy?

What are some alternatives to a pulpotomy?

Treatment choices: A pulpotomy is done in a baby tooth when there is a something wrong such as a large cavity that has compromised the nerve in the pulp chamber. If you want to save the tooth until the adult tooth comes in, there is no other choice. Otherwise, you can have the tooth extracted and have a space maintainer placed if it is a back tooth. Front teeth can often be left out with no space maintainer. ...Read more

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What is an alternative workout to pushups?

Painful?: Is your question because of pain or difficulty with the excercise? Push-ups can be quit painful for patients with early arthritis of the shoulder, or if there is a possible labrum tear. Otherwise, push-ups against a wall, resistance stretch band exercises, or even pull-ups may be beneficail. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's an alternative to smoking?

Opinions on what's an alternative to smoking?

Not smoking :-): The key is to get through a minute, an hour, a day without tobacco. Distract. Do something else. Walk. Jog. Take a shower. Call a friend. Stretch. Read. Play with your dog. Watch a comedy. Cravings pass, like hunger pangs. Then do it again! Free help at 1-800-QUIT-NOW ...Read more

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What are other alternitives for endometriosis?

What are other alternitives for endometriosis?

Lots: There are lots of treatments and may can be combined - birth control pills, provera, aygestin, (norethindrone) letrozole, Depo-Provera lupron, etc. As well as laparoscopy and removal of endometriosis. You should really consult an obgyn or fertility specialist to learn about different medical and surgical options. ...Read more

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Which are the safer alternatives to Amiodarone?

Which are the safer alternatives to Amiodarone?

All the same: All drugs in this group called class lll antiarhytmics including amiodarone have potentially serious side effects that can be life threatening. Amiodarone compared to others have in addition side effects that affect the thyroid, lungs, liver etc. It is best to discuss thoroughly the other drugs (sotalol, Ibutilide, etc) with cardiologist experienced in using these drugs ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to multifocal lenses?

Are there any alternatives to multifocal lenses?

Multifocal lenses: There are multifocal contact lenses and multifocal intraocular implants. People desire multifocal lenses (contact lenses and implants) for near vision. There is also mono-vision -- one eye for distance and another eye for near. I'm assuming that this is not for you because given your age, you do not need either. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Bicalutamide (Definition)

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