Active Ingredient: The active ingredient of this medicine, Bicalutamide is a synthetic, nonsteroidal antiandrogen. It competitively binds to cytosolic androgen receptors in target tissues, so as to inhibit the receptor binding of androgens. This agent does not bind to most mutated forms of androgen receptors.
This component is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is an oral non-steroidal anti-androgen for prostate cancer. It binds to the androgen receptor. It also competes with androgen for the binding of androgen receptors, consequently blocking the action of androgens of adrenal and testicular origin which stimulate the growth of normal and malignant prostatic tissue.
Indications: Bicalutamide composed of medicine Casodex is used to treat prostate cancer. This medication works by blocking the action of male hormones in the prostate, slowing the growth of cancer cells.
Action Mechanism: This effective medication for prostate cancer works by blocking the effect of androgen (a male hormone), to stop the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Dosages: This Casodex medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 50 mg: This medicine shall be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once a day
Note: This medication should not be used in women and children.
What is Casodex?
Casodex is an anti-androgen. It works in the body by preventing the actions of androgens. Casodex is used together with another hormone to treat prostate cancer.
How to consume Casodex?
Casodex is usually consumed once per day in the morning or evening. Take the medicine with or without food. Try consuming the medication at the same time each day.
What is the ideal dosage of Casodex?
For adult’s ideal dose of Casodex is 50 mg orally once a day, given at the same time each day.
What should be taken care of while consuming Casodex?
Casodex may impair thinking or reactions like actions. Hence, be careful if you drive or do anything that requires alertness.
Are there any drugs affecting Casodex?
Other drugs may interact with bicalutamide, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.