What is bicalutamide 50mg Caluran tablet used for?
Prostate cancer patients take bicalutamide 50mg Caluran as part of their treatment. This medicine slows cancer cell growth by blocking the function of male hormones in the prostate. This drug is contraindicated in women and children.
Is bicalutamide a form of chemotherapy?
Anti-androgen medication, such as Casodex (bicalutamide), is used to treat prostate cancer, not chemotherapy.
Can bicalutamide 50mg Caluran cure prostate cancer?
However, the combination of bicalutamide and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone may slow the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells.
Bicalutamide’s duration of action is unknown.
How long is bicalutamide effective?
tablets(bicalutamide 50mg Caluran) is a medicine that you take long-term. The median follow-up time in a clinical trial was 160 weeks (approximately 3 years). Depending on your cancer stage, Casodex may be prescribed for a specific length of time.
What is the best time to take bicalutamide?
At the same time each day, either in the morning or at night, it is recommended to take this medicine. LHRH analogue therapy (e.g. goserelin, leuprolide, Lupron®, or Zoladex®) should be initiated concurrently with the administration of this medication.
How long does it take for bicalutamide to start working?
bicalutamide 50mg Caluran will be begun roughly 5-7 days before you take the LHRH agonist in some circumstances (e.g. spinal cord metastases). The “flare” or rise in testosterone that follows the administration of LHRH agonist is blocked by this medication. The amount of this medication you receive is influenced by a variety of factors.
What are the benefits of bicalutamide?
A LHRH-A and bicalutamide are well tolerated when administered together. Aside from its ability to maintain libido and sexual potency as monotherapy, bicalutamide also reduces the risk of diarrhoea in conjunction with flutamide.
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