Bicalutamide - Drug Information

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General Information on Bicalutamide

Generic Name : Bicalutamide

Pronunciation : bye ka LOO ta mide

Latest prescription information about Bicalutamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bicalutamide

Why is Bicalutamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-androgen, prescribed for prostate cancer.  It blocks testosterone action.

When should Bicalutamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in women, lactation, pregnancy; hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

What is the dosage of Bicalutamide?

Adult: PO- 50 mg (1 tablet) once daily at the same time of day with or without food.

How should Bicalutamide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bicalutamide?

Monitor liver function regularly.
Monitor serum level of prostate specific antigen (PSA) regularly, to evaluate patient's clinical progress.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Bicalutamide?

  Body as a Whole: Pain (general), back pain, weakness, pelvic pain, infection, abdominal pain, chest pain headache, flu like syndrome, fever and chills.
  Heart: Hot flashes, high blood pressure, chest pain and congestive heart failure.
  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, nausea, diarrhea, increased liver enzyme, indigestion, flatulence, loss of appetite, vomiting, blood in stool, dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing and gastrointestinal disorder.
  Blood: Anemia.
  Metabolic: Swelling in the extremities, weight loss, increased blood sugar level, weight gain, blood urea nitrogen and dehydration.
  Musculoskeletal : Muscle/joint pain, leg cramps and fractures.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, drowsiness, tingling, sleeplessness, anxiety, confusion, decreased libido, nervousness and depression.
  Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, increased cough, inflammation of pharynx/bronchus/nose/sinus, asthma and nosebleed.
  Skin : Rash, sweating, dry skin, hair loss, itching and skin cancer.
  Genitourinary: Blood in urine, urinary tract infection, breast enlargement in male, impotence, painful urination, breast pain, increased urinary frequency, urinary retention and urinary incontinence.

What are the other precautions for Bicalutamide?

Limit the intake of alcoholic beverages.

What are the storage conditions of Bicalutamide?

Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (30C).

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pspharma30 

Dear Sir, Greetings from M/S P.S. Pharmaceuticals We are in institutional business working pan India with Army, Navy and Air force. We are based at Amritsar [Punjab]. Kindly intimate us your local distributor or can we place orders directly to you. Your swift and positive response awaited.

ramani123 

Dear sir, I am taking regularly Bicalutamide Tab-50mg daily after removal of Two Testies by operation, on Jan27th 2014. Now, I am often getting ulcerative infection in the Pennis' inside skin.And for this, I have to necessarily take Cifran 500mg, often.Is it wise? Because, due to often intake of Antibiotic, I get stomach Ulcer.Also, my Blood Sugar increases by Three to Four points and I am also getting skin Rashes in my Buttocks and in the forks of the legs. I, therefore, request your concerted Advice in this regard. Thanking you, Yours sincerely, S. Ramani.

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