What is Procalut (Bicalutamide) used for?
Bicalutamide is indciated for treatment of prostae cancer. It is classified as a non-steroidal anti-androgen. Bicalutamide blocks the action of the male sex hormones - androgrens. It also decreases the production of these hormones. Prostate cancer cells need androgens to continue to grow.
How should I use Procalut (Bicalutamide)?
Bicalutamide is sometimes taken alone, and sometimes taken with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone. Bacalutamide tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. They can be taken with or without food. Bicalutamide is not a cure for cancer, but it can slow cancer cell growth.
What are the side effects of Procalut (Bicalutamide)?
Bicalutamide can cause some unwanted side effects. Most side effects you experience will be mild and short-lasting. Possible side effects include:
If you experience any of the above for a prolonged period, or they become troublesome to you, contact your doctor.
There are also some more serious side effects. You shouldn notify you doctor of any of these:
It is very important that bicalutamide tablets are only handled by men. Contact with the skin of a woman who is pregnant can cause fetal damage. If you have any allergies, or are already taking any medicine, tell your doctor before taking bicalutamide. Also, let you doctor know of any liver problems you have or have had in the past.