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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Casodex (Definition)

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

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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Bicalutamide (Definition)

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