What is Casodex used for?

Bicalutamide is used to treat prostate cancer. This medication works by blocking the action of male hormones in the prostate, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

Why do we give bicalutamide with leuprolide?

Bicalutamide is used together with a luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) analog (eg, goserelin or leuprolide) to treat stage D2 metastatic prostate cancer (cancer that has spread) in men.

Is Casodex a chemo drug?

Official Answer. No, Casodex is not a form of chemotherapy, Casodex (bicalutamide) is an anti-androgen which is a type of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer. When you have cancer there are different options of cancer treatment including: hormone therapy.

What is Casodex 50mg?

Casodex contains a medicine called bicalutamide. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘anti-androgens’. Casodex is used to treat prostate cancer. It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.

How long does it take Casodex to work?

You should empty your bladder (urinate) before taking the medication. In some cases (e.g. spinal cord metastasis), Casodex will be started approximately 5-7 days before you receive the LHRH agonist. This is done to block the “flare” or surge of testosterone that occurs after LHRH agonist is given.

How long do you stay on Casodex?

When you stop taking Casodex (bicalutamide) it takes approximately 30 days for most of the Casodex to be removed from your body. If you have severe liver impairment it will take longer (up to 50 days).

Can Casodex lower PSA?

A subset of patients who stop Casodex treatment develop antiandrogen withdrawal syndrome, this is when after stopping Casodex the patient has a decrease in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and they may benefit from a clinical improvement.

When is the best time to take Casodex?

It is best to take this medicine at the same time each day, in the morning or in the evening. This medicine should be started at the same time as treatment with a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analog (eg, goserelin, leuprolide, Lupron®, or Zoladex®).

Does Casodex make you tired?

Talk with your doctor if you’re concerned about this side effect. Cancer and its treatment can often cause fatigue. You may feel tired, weak, or lacking energy when taking Casodex. In clinical studies, 22% of people who took Casodex with an LHRH analog reported feeling weak or low in energy.

Why do you have to empty your bladder before Casodex?

Is Casodex a steroid?

Casodex: a pure non-steroidal anti-androgen used as monotherapy in advanced prostate cancer.

What is the best time to take Casodex?

Can Casodex 50 mg be used alone?

CASODEX 50 mg daily is indicated for use in combination therapy with a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analog for the treatment of Stage D 2 metastatic carcinoma of the prostate. CASODEX 150 mg daily is not approved for use alone or with other treatments [see Clinical Studies (14.2) ].

What is Ativan injection used for?

ATIVAN (lorazepam) Injection. Rx only DESCRIPTION. Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine with antianxiety, sedative, and anticonvulsant effects, is intended for the intramuscular or intravenous routes of administration. It has the chemical formula: 7-chloro-5(2-chlorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-3-hydroxy-2H-1, 4-benzodiazepin-2-one.

What are the contraindications for casmodex?

CASODEX is contraindicated in any patient who has shown a hypersensitivity reaction to the drug or any of the tablet’s components. Hypersensitivity reactions including angioneurotic edema and urticaria have been reported.

Can Casodex and LHRH be given at the same time?

Treatment with Casodex and LHRH is usually started at the same time. Follow your doctor’s instructions. LHRH is given as an injection or a tiny implant injected through a needle under the skin around your navel. LHRH injections are given at intervals such as once every 4 weeks.