What is Bicalutamide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Casodex Cosudex

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Bicalutamide is an antiandrogen and antineoplastic agent used for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer in combination with a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist. It is also used as monotherapy for locally-advanced prostate cancer.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 5
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bicalutamide

Side effect Patients Percentage
Hot flashes 2
Breast enlargement 1
Diarrhea 1
Loose bowel movements 1
Memory problems 1
Nausea 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bicalutamide

Dosage Patients Percentage
50 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Bicalutamide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 5
Doctor's advice 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Bicalutamide

Duration

Currently taking Bicalutamide

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Bicalutamide

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Bicalutamide and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Enzalutamide (Xtandi) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Bicalutamide

Oct 13, 2014 (Started Dec 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for prostate cancer)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 23, 2014 (Started Dec 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for prostate cancer)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2014 (Started Dec 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for prostate cancer)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, diarrhea, hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Major continual vomiting occurred beginning on 2nd day. I've been taking it on an empty stomach just before bed. Internet says take it with food (Rx didn't say that), so I'll start taking it with breakfast instead to see if that helps. If not I'll call the doc.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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