US Brand Name(s) Casodex
Use of bicalutamide in Cancer Treatment
Experts use Bicalutamid to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. They utilize it in conjunction with a medication known as a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist. Bicalutamide is also under research for use in the treatment of various cancers.
An antiandrogen is synthetic and non-steroidal. Bicalutamide inhibits androgen receptor binding by competitively binding to cytosolic androgen receptors in target tissues. Most mutant androgen receptors are unresponsive to this drug.
Bicalutamide Information on MedlinePlus– A summary of key information regarding this medication in layman’s terms, which may contain the following:
Cautions about this medicine; what it’s used for and how it’s used; what you should tell your doctor before taking it; things you should know about it before using it; other drugs that might interact with it, and possible negative effects.
Experts frequently investigate drugs to see whether they can assist, treat or prevent conditions other than those for which they have an authorization. This patient information leaflet only covers authorized uses of the medication. Much of the material, though, might also apply to uses that have an authorization and are also under investigation.