1. What is CASODEX and what is it used for?
Casodex, biconvex white film-coated tablets.
The tablets have 50 printed on one side and the logo on the other.
CASODEX film-coated tablet is presented in a package containing 28 tablets.
CASODEX contains a medicine called bicalutamide. This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called “anti-androgens”.
• CASODEX is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
• It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.
2.How to use CASODEX?
Always strictly follow your doctor’s instructions when using CASODEX. If you are unsure, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Application route and method
• The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet per day.
• Swallow your tablets whole with a glass of water.
• Try to take your medicine at the same times every day.
• Do not stop taking your tablets, even if you feel well, without your doctor telling you.
different age groups
Use in children
Use in the elderly
Use in patients over 65 years of age
Dose modification is not recommended in the elderly. It is used in the dose used in adults.
Special use cases
No dosage adjustment is required in patients with renal impairment.
It should be used with caution in patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment.
If you have the impression that the effect of CASODEJC is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more CASODEX than you should
If you have used more than you should use from CASODEX, consult a doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use CASODEX
If you forget to take your medicine, skip the missed dose and continue your treatment by taking the next dose on time.
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses.
3. What are the possible side effects?
Like all medicines, there may be side effects in people who are sensitive to the substances contained in CASODEX.
If any of the following occur, stop using CASODEX and IMMEDIATELY inform your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 patients, but more than 1 in 1000):
Symptoms may include the sudden onset of the following effects:
• Skin rash, itching or stinging sensation
• Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body
• Shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing
These are all very serious side effects.
If you have one of these, it means you have a serious allergy to CASODEX. You may need emergency medical attention or hospitalization.
Side effects are classified as shown in the following categories:
Very common: may occur in at least 1 in 10 patients.
Common: less than 1 in 10 patients, but more than 1 in 100 patients.
Uncommon: less than 1 in 100 patients, but more than 1 in 1,000 patients. Rare: less than 1 in 1,000 patients, but more than 1 in 10,000 patients.
Very rare: less than 1 in 10,000 patients.
Not known: Cannot be estimated from the available data.
• Stomach ache
• blood in the urine
• feeling of nausea
• Swelling and tenderness in the breasts
• Hot flashes
• Feeling exhausted
• Decreased level of red blood cells (anaemia). This may cause you to feel tired or look pale.
• Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice). These can be signs of liver problems or, in rare cases (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people), liver failure.
• Decreased sexual desire
• Gas in the stomach
• Hair loss
• Hair regrowth or hair growth
• Skin dryness
• Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
• Weight gain
• Chest pain
• Decreased heart function
• Heart attack