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BICALUTAMIDE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Casodex
USES: Bicalutamide is used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. It is used in combination with hormone treatment. This medication works by blocking the action of male hormones in the prostate, slowing growth of the tumors.
This medication should not be used in women or children.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking bicalutamide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day (either in the morning or in the evening).
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.
Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often without your doctor's approval. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication.
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