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Bicalutamide Dosage

Bicalutamide is taken in combination with another prostate cancer medication. Both of these drugs should be started at the same time. Only one standard dosage is recommended for bicalutamide: one 50-mg tablet once a day. It can be taken with or without food.

An Introduction to Dosing With Bicalutamide

There is only one standard recommended dosage of bicalutamide (Casodex®) for advanced prostate cancer. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Bicalutamide Dosage for Prostate Cancer

The usual recommended bicalutamide dose for advanced prostate cancer is 50 mg once a day. Bicalutamide is given in combination with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, also sometimes called a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist, such as:
 

General Information on Taking Bicalutamide

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with bicalutamide include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
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  • You can take your bicalutamide tablet in the morning or evening. Try to take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
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  • Bicalutamide can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach.
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  • Bicalutamide is used in combination with another prostate cancer medicine. The two drugs should be started at the same time. Be sure to follow the instructions for taking the other medicine, too.
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  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking it because you feel better.
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  • If you are unsure about anything related to your bicalutamide dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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