*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Casodex?
Casodex works by blocking and reducing the amount of androgens, such as testosterone from being produced by the body. The active ingredient bicalutamide is classified as an anti-androgens type of medication. It can be used to treat prostate cancer when used alone or in combination with other medications as cancer cells require male hormones to grow.
How is Casodex used?
Casodex should be taken orally as directed by a doctor, usually once per day. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís reaction to the therapy. The medication can help stop the growth and spreading of cancerous cells but cannot be used to cure prostate cancer. It is not advised to discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as prematurely stopping the medication may lead to a relapse in the patientís condition.
Casodex may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Weight changes
- Upset stomach
- Body aches and pain
- Breast pain or swelling
- Hot flashes
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Vision changes
- Bloody urine
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
The medication can be absorbed through the skin and should not be handled by pregnant women.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Casodex is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.