AstraZeneca | Bicalutamide (Medication)
Bicalutamide is an anti-androgen. It works in the body by blocking the effect of androgen, a male hormone, to stop the growth and spread of cancer cells. Bicalutamide is used together with another hormone to treat metastatic prostate cancer.
This is a prescription only medicine and should be taken by mouth, with or without food, in the morning or evening, as your doctor ordered for your condition. ...
Like with any medicine, among with its needed effect, Bicalutamide can cause serious side effects such as:an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives; chest pain, cough or trouble breathing; feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; swelling in your hands or feet; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding; blood in your urine; or nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice. If any of these occur, seek medical help.
The following are less serious side effects:hot flashes; breast pain or swelling; weakness, dizziness; back pain, pelvic pain, joint or muscle pain; increased nighttime urination; upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation; weight changes; impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm; dizziness, headache; or sore throat, runny nose or other cold symptoms. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:liver disease, diabetes, or any other serious illness.
Because this medicine can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely.
Bicalutamide is only for use in men. If taken by pregnant women, it can cause abnormalities in the fetus. ...