Bicalutamide Tablets Cipla Specification:
Brand Name: Cassotide
Content: Bicalutamide Tablets
Manufacturer: Cipla Limited
Strength: 50 mg
Packing: Pack of 10 Tablets
Bicalutamide is a hormone therapy. It is classified as an "anti-androgen." Often given in combination with "LHRH agonist," another type of hormone therapy. It is categorized as an antiandrogen. Antiandrogens are substances that block the effects of testosterone. Cancer of the prostate depends on the male hormone testosterone for its growth. If the amount of testosterone is reduced it is possible to slow down or shrink the cancer.
Bicalutamide therapy is for men with advanced prostate cancer at stage D2, when there is evidence of metastases (cancer spread) to other areas of the body.
hot flashes; pain in your back, pelvis, or stomach; swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; increased night-time urination; weakness, dizziness; or nausea, diarrhea, constipation.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Cassotide may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines.
Serious and sometimes fatal liver problems have rarely occurred in patients who take Cassotide. Symptoms of liver problems may include dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, pale stools, stomach pain, tiredness, vomiting, weakness, or yellowing of the eyes or skin. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
Serious and sometimes fatal lung problems have happened with Bicalutamide. Call your doctor right away if you have lung or breathing problems (eg, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, a cough that is new or worse).
Cassotide may cause constipation or diarrhea. If you experience either constipation or diarrhea, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a treatment for you.
Bicalutamide may cause constipation or diarrhea. If you experience either constipation or diarrhea, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a treatment for you.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Cassotide is not approved for use in women. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. It may cause harm to the fetus. Avoid becoming pregnant while you are taking it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking it.
This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.
Store Cassotide tablets at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.