About Calutide: Calutide (Bicalutamide) defines a medicine that is used as a combination with other medicinal drugs to treat prostate cancer in patients. The drug is combined with a medication known as Luteinizing Hormone-releasing Hormone (LHRH) in the induction of medical castration. What that means is that the patient’s testes can no longer produce testosterone which is a plus for treating prostate cancer. The medicine is generally categorized as a non-steroidal anti-androgen. This basically refers to the ability of the medicine to prevent the attachment of androgen receptors, and this reduces the actions and consequently effectiveness of androgens found in the body. The limited activities (or lack of) by androgen leads to the limited growth of cancer cells, and this makes them weak enough to be handled by the body’s immune system.
How to use Calutide
Calutide (Bicalutamide) is available as tablets with the active ingredient being bicalutamide. Your physician will instruct you on how to use the medicine. Normally, patients are required to take the medicine once in a day, orally. Take the medicine with water whether or not you are taking it with food. Swallow the tablets whole and do not chew, crush, split or dissolve the tablets. During your treatment, your doctor may schedule regular appointments to track the progress of your condition. You are strongly advised to attend the appointments without fail for faster and more effective treatment.
Your doctor will prescribe to you a unique dosage to help in your treatment. You are advised to keep in mind that the medicine is only used to alleviate symptoms related to prostate cancer but is not used to cure the condition. Do not self-medicate yourself this medicine, use another person’s dosage or alter the dosage given to you by your doctor. A typical prescription for adults suffering from mild prostate cancer symptoms includes a tablet of Calutide (Bicalutamide) a day for as long as the doctor determines.
Calutide Side Effects
The use of Calutide (Bicalutamide) may lead to experiencing side effects for some patients. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include headaches, nausea and stomach upsets constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, hot flushing, breast swellings and pain and abnormal weight changes. These should, however, fade in time but should they persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately. Notify your physician as soon as you notice any of these severe side effects; lack of sleep, symptoms of infections, abnormal menstrual cycles, jaundice, blurry vision, decreased libido, passing of bloody or painful urine, easy bruising or bleeding.
This medicine is absorbable through the skin and women are not advised to handle it. Not all patients are qualified to use this medicine for the treatment of their conditions. If you have known allergies, are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive, discuss with your doctor about the risks of using this medicine. Ensure that you have notified your doctor before being prescribed a dosage of Calutide(Bicalutamide) if you are using other medications including prescriptions, non-prescriptions, supplements or herbal products. If you suffer from any chronic illnesses, hereditary disorders or conditions caused by dysfunction of the liver, kidneys or the heart, notify your doctor before starting your treatment.