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Alternatives To Casodex
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
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
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
Please go online to "www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a697047.html"
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Once you have digested this you may want to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Casodex (bicalutamide): Because it is a teratogen (causes harm to fetus) in woment who are or intend to be pregnant. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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