Bicalutamide is a prescription drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer. It comes in tablet form and is taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day. As an androgen receptor inhibitor, it works by blocking the effects of male sex hormones (androgens). Hot flashes, body pain, and weakness are some of the common side effects.
What Is Bicalutamide?
Bicalutamide (Casodex®) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of advanced metastatic prostate cancer (prostate cancer that has spread to other areas of the body). It is used in combination with another prostate cancer medication that lowers the levels of testosterone in the body.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Casodex [package insert]. Wilmington, DE: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP;2009 November.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed June 23, 2011.
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