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Drug information on Utamide (Bicalutamide) from Intas Pharmaceutical Ltd. (Arron)


Intas Pharmaceutical Ltd. (Arron)
Generic : Bicalutamide
10 Tablets
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Utamide may be prescribed

Side effects of Utamide

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Utamide?

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

When is Utamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in women, lactation, pregnancy; hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Utamide

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.

Other Precautions for Utamide

Limit the intake of alcoholic beverages.

Storage Conditions for Utamide

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

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