Bicalutamide is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.
Bicalutamide is pronounced as: bye-kah-LOO-tah-mide
Bicalutamide is an antineoplastic drug.
Bicalutamide is used to treat prostate cancer along with other medicines.
Always remember to inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking any OTC drugs or prescription drugs like,Oral anti coagulants like warfari
This may not be the complete list of drugs interact with bicalutamide, ask your pharmacist if any other drugs interact with this medication
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following medical conditions as bicalutamide should be cautiously used.
Bicalutamide should not be given to women and children
Children: Bicalutamide should not be used in children.
Pregnant woman: Bicalutamide belongs to FDA pregnancy category X. This means that bicalutamide will cause birth defects if used during pregnancy. The use of this drug in pregnancy clearly outweighs any possible benefit. Do not use bicalutamide if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Bicalutamide is available in the form of tablets.
Use bicalutamide as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease. Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses of bicalutamide at same time to cover up the missed dose.
In case of overdose of bicalutamide contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
The following are the side effects you may experience with bicalutamide
If you experience any of the following side affects stop the bicalutamide medication and consult your doctor immediately
Store bicalutamide at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.
It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.
Written by: healthplus24 team
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