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CASODEX 50MG TABLET_1
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CASODEX 50MG TABLET_1
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Casodex 50mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Bicalutamide

Manufacturer : ASTRAZENECA PHARMA INDIA LTD

Origin of Medicine : United Kingdom

MRP: 605
Price :575
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Introduction to Casodex 50mg Tablet

Casodex 50mg Tablet consists of the active ingredient Bicalutamide. It is used for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It belongs to the category of drugs called non-steroidal anti-androgens. It is prescribed along with Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone (LHRH) analog or surgical removal of testicles. 

Casodex 50mg Tablet should be taken with or without food but should be taken at a fixed time every day. Dosage of the medication will depend on the condition of the patient. This medication should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. Do not overdose this medication as it causes serious side effects and this medicine has to be taken even when the patient is feeling well.

It is a part of androgen deprivation therapy, a combination of radiation, surgical and hormonal therapy in high-risk patients. Androgen deprivation therapy lowers the levels of testosterone considerably. Prostate cancer is sensitive to androgen and hence, this treatment aims to counteract the source and effect of androgen. Report to your physician right away if you experience side effects such as blood in urine or severe allergic reactions due to this treatment.


Uses of Casodex 50mg Tablet

  • Treatment of advanced prostate cancer

Therapeutic Effects of Casodex 50mg Tablet

Casodex 50mg Tablet binds to the cytosol androgen receptors and blocks the effect of the androgen hormone. It interrupts the interaction of androgen receptors to hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. This, in turn, blocks the growth of cancer cells in the prostate gland.


Interaction of Casodex 50mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Casodex 50mg Tablet and cause undesirable side effects.


More Information about Casodex 50mg Tablet

  • Store at a temperature not exceeding 30˚C. Keep out of reach of children.

How to consume Casodex 50mg Tablet

Consume the tablet at the same time each day, with or without food.


Safety Advices for Casodex 50mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Casodex 50mg Tablet is not indicated to be used during pregnancy. 

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Breast Feeding

  

Casodex 50mg Tablet is not indicated to be used in breastfeeding women. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding before starting treatment with this medication. 

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Lungs

  

Talk to your doctor if you have any lung conditions before starting treatment with Casodex 50mg Tablet.

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Liver

  

Casodex 50mg Tablet could cause hepatic injury. Inform your physician before starting this treatment if you have liver diseases. Your physician will monitor your liver functions regularly.

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Alcohol

  

It is not known whether it is safe to use Casodex 50mg Tablet while consuming alcohol. Consult the doctor before taking this medication.

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Driving

  

Avoid driving or using machinery if you experience side effects like drowsiness or dizziness while using Casodex 50mg Tablet.


Side Effects of Casodex 50mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious:

  • Severe allergic reactions such as rashes, swelling, wheezing, etc
  • Depression
  • Heart problems
  • Changes in liver enzymes
  • Blood in urine

Common:

  • Body Pain
  • Constipation
  • Infection
  • Nausea
  • Peripheral edema
  • Breathlessness
  • Enlargement of breasts
  • Anaemia
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness, swelling and breast tenderness
  • Weight gain
  • Indigestion
  • Hair loss
  • Low appetite
  • Low sex drive
  • Blood glucose problem

Word of Advice

This medication should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. This medication has to be taken with or without food but it should be taken at a fixed time daily. Inform the doctor about any allergic reactions, kidney, liver, diabetes, blood pressure and other medications taken for different medical conditions before starting this medication. Avoid driving and handling heavy machineries after taking this medication as it causes dizziness and individuals can lack consciousness and alertness. Blood count, blood pressure, liver, kidneys, blood glucose levels should be monitored regularly while using this medication.


FAQs

Q 1. 1. Does Casodex 50mg Tablet cause anaemia?

Yes, the common side effects of Casodex 50mg Tablet is anaemia and decreased blood count levels and monitor the blood counts while taking this medication.

Q 2. 2. Can I stop taking Casodex 50mg Tablet if I am feeling well?

Casodex 50mg Tablet should not be stopped without the proper advice of the doctor as it will worsen the condition.

Q 3. 3. Can this Casodex 50mg Tablet cause infertility?

Yes, Casodex 50mg Tablet can interfere with the fertility in men. Consult the doctor before taking this medication.

Q 4. 4. What should I avoid while taking Casodex 50mg Tablet?

Skin sensitivity is the common side effects while taking this medication. Patients are asked to avoid direct sun exposure and to use a sunscreen during treatment with Casodex 50mg Tablet.

Q 5. 5.Can Casodex 50mg Tablet cause liver damage?

Casodex 50mg Tablet could cause hepatic injury. Inform the physician before starting this treatment if the patient has liver diseases.


Fact Box of Casodex 50mg Tablet

Molecule name: Bicalutamide 

Therapeutic class: Trifluoromethyl Benzene Derivative

 

Pharmacological class: Antineoplastics

Indications: 

  1. Treatment of prostate cancer

References

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, [Revised on Oct 2017] [Accessed on 15th June 2021], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/020498s028lbl.pdf 

AstraZeneca, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Apr 2020] [Accessed on 6th Dec 2021], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5491.pdf 

Marina D. Kaymakcalan and Christy S. Harris, Prostate Cancer, Applied Therapeutics, The Clinical Use Of Drugs, 11th Edition, 2018, 2083-2100.


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