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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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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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My husband has finished his treatment with apo bicalutamide 50 mg. How long does it take for the symptoms from the drug to dissipate?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more

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Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

It depends on the: Specific type of medicine and the amount of the overdose. Are you considering taking an overdose? Are you considering suicide as an option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). For active suicide thoughts with a strong urge please be seen at your nearest er. Follow on psychological/ psychiatric care is important. ...Read more

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I seriously need strong allergy medicine please help!!?

More Info: There are many types of allergy medication and they all do slightly different things. It is difficult to tell you what is a "strong" medicine without knowing your symptoms and what you have tried to treat them already. You can get Zyrtec and NAsacort (triamcinolone) over the counter and the combination of those two helps many people. If your symptoms are very severe you might need a steroid shot. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine?

Numerous: There are numerous allergy medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays. Ask your doctor what is appropriate for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Seriously need strong allergy medicine. Please help me!?

Seriously need strong allergy medicine. Please help me!?

Many options: There are many options depending on symptoms. See a doctor to determine what approach is best for you. An allergist can help you determine what is triggering your symptoms and the best approach. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine that works?

What is considered the most effective allergy medicine that works?

Many: The most effective allergy treatment for allergic rhinitis is the prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc) over the counter antihistamines can be very effective including claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. Some people will respond better to one over the other (for unclear reasons). The best long term therapy for significant environmental allergies is allergy injections. ...Read more

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Are there any allergy medicine for me to help me be around animals?

Are there any allergy medicine for me to help me be around animals?

Several options: Avoidance of the animal is the most effective treatment. If it too difficult to avoid animals, try reducing dander in home...get animal out of bedroom, purchase HEPA filter, wash animal twice a week. Try medicines like oral antihistamines and steroid nasal spray (both over the counter). See an allergist, allergy shots to animals are a possibility. ...Read more

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Casodex (Definition)

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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Bicalutamide (Definition)

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