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Bicalutamide Side Effects
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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