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Casodex, or Bicalutamide, is classified as an anti-androgen medication that produces a drastic impact on the organism, especially on the action of male hormones, called androgens. The combination of Casodex and other hormones serves an innovative treatment of prostate cancer. However, the drug may be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in the safety information.
Being diagnosed with a devastating issue, one should consult a doctor and get recommendations concerning a proper treatment course. Choosing Casodex as a prostate remedy once should bear in mind the safety concerns. It is inevitable to receive a prescription primarily to the beginning of the medication intake. Administer the medicine following all the instructions and recommendations to eliminate the risk of drug misuse with related consequences.
Take Casodex in the exact dose that is prescribed. Address a healthcare specialist if the condition does not improve over a long period of time. Probably, you will need dose adjustments, though never change it on your own. Never increase or decrease the amounts of the preparation used. Casodex should be taken on a daily basis, with one pill administered either in the morning or evening, approximately at the same time. It is allowed to take the drug with or without food. Keep in mind that Casodex (Bicalutamide) is a single constituent of the full prostate cancer treatment that also includes luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone.
Never stop Casodex intake abruptly to eliminate the risk of severe withdrawal reactions. Check your blood frequently during the medication course. Follow all the given recommendations to turn Casodex administration into a safe, effective and beneficial experience.
Precautions and Contraindications
Since the medication produces a severe influence on the production and amount of male hormone, it should never be used by women or children. Consult your healthcare provider before Casodex intake to make sure the treatment course will not produce extra complications, but will be advantageous and effective instead. Irrespective of the prohibited administration of medicine by women, it can stimulate the occurrence of birth defects in thosewho use the preparation during pregnancy and lactation.
Additionally, the treatment course should not be followed by patients allergic to Bicalutamide, other medication ingredients or similar drugs. Inform a medical specialist about health complications you have, including diabetes, liver or kidney disorders, erectile dysfunction and others. Since Casodex can affect your liver, you should call the doctor immediately if any symptoms of liver-related conditions appear (stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, decreased appetite, etc.).
Diverse prescription and non-prescription medication can interact with Casodex causing severe complications. Provide your doctor with detailed information concerning other remedies you are taking to eliminate the risk of side effects occurrence. Over 10 other drugs, including blood thinners, are reported to interact with the medication.
Casodex may cause numerous common side effects, such as:
• Increased night-time urination;
• Stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
• Dizziness, fatigue, etc.
These minor complications will disappear after the first few drug intakes. However, medication overuse and misuse can lead to more devastating consequences, including:
• Bloody urination;
• Allergic reactions;
• Breast pain;
• Severe liver problems;
• Increased blood sugar rate and others.
Seek emergency medical assistance if you have noticed any complications and new symptoms after Casodex administration.
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