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Bicalutamide No Prescription
Bicalutamide is prescribed for treatment (together with surgery or LHRH analogue) of advanced prostatic cancer.
Bicalutamide is used with another prescription (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone; such as leuprolide or goserelin) to treat metastatic prostate cancer (cancer that started in the prostate and has spread to other parts of the body). Bicalutamide is in a class of prescription called nonsteroidal antiandrogens. It works by blocking the effect of androgen (a male hormone), to stop the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Bicalutamide is an oral non-steroidal anti-androgen for prostate cancer. It binds to the androgen receptor.
Bicalutamide is contraindicated in any patient who has shown a hypersensitivity reaction to the drug or any of the tablet's components.
Bicalutamide is not prescribed in women. Further, Bicalutamide is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. If Aripiprazole is prescribed during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking Bicalutamide, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus. Bicalutamide may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women. The male offspring of rats receiving doses of 10mg/kg/day (plasma drug concentrations in rats equal to approximately 2/3 human therapeutic concentrations*) and above were observed to have reduced anogenital distance and hypospadias in reproductive toxicology studies. These pharmacological effects have been observed with other antiandrogens. No other teratogenic effects were observed in rabbits receiving doses up to 200mg/kg/day (approximately 1/3 human therapeutic concentrations*) or rats receiving doses up to 250 mg/kg/day (approximately 2 times human therapeutic concentrations).
Bicalutamide Without a Prescription
Bicalutamide comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once a day, either in the morning or evening. Take bicalutamide at around the same time every day. You should begin taking bicalutamide on the same day you begin injecting the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone.
Bicalutamide along with the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone may help stop the growth and spread of cancer cells but does not cure prostate cancer.
Bicalutamide is an antineoplastic hormonal agent primarily used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Bicalutamide is a pure, nonsteroidal anti-androgen with affinity for androgen receptors (but not for progestogen, estrogen, or glucocorticoid receptors). Consequently, Bicalutamide blocks the action of androgens of adrenal and testicular origin which stimulate the growth of normal and malignant prostatic tissue. Prostate cancer is mostly androgen-dependent and can be treated with surgical or chemical castration. To date, antiandrogen monotherapy has not consistently been shown to be equivalent to castration.
Bicalutamide Side Effects
Bicalutamide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- abdominal pain;
- bloody urine;
- bone, back, or pelvic pain;
- change in weight (loss or gain);
- chest pain;
- difficulty emptying bladder;
- difficulty sleeping;
- dull or sharp side pain;
- extreme tiredness;
- feeling of uneasiness or dread;
- flu-like symptoms;
- frequent and urgent need to urinate;
- hot flashes or flushing;
- inability to get or keep an erection;
- increased blood pressure;
- lack of energy;
- loss of appetite;
- muscle or joint pain;
- muscle weakness;
- need to urinate frequently during the night;
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach;
- pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet;
- painful or difficult urination;
- painful or swollen breasts;
- shortness of breath;
- swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs;
- unusual bleeding or bruising;
- upset stomach;
- yellowing of the skin or eyes;