Bicalutamide Oral Tablet 50Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Bicalutamide: Oral tablet (50mg)

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Bicalutamide 50mg Tab
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Bicalutamide 50mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  220
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Bicalutamide 50mg Tab
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Bicalutamide 50mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M  |  C17
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Bicalutamide 50mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: SZ  |  212

What is this Medicine?

BICALUTAMIDE (bye ka LOO ta mide) blocks the effect of the male hormone testosterone on the prostate. This medicine is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men. It is given with other treatments.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Casodex: Oral tablet (50mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Bicalutamide: Oral tablet(50mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Bicalutamide 50mg Tablet

NDC: 167290023
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Prostate Cancer

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Stuttering Priapism

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Bicalutamide 50mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Bicalutamide 50mg Tablet

Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Melena Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Urinary Urgency Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Skin Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cataracts Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
2.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Secondary Malignancy Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Confusion Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
High Cholesterol Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Gout Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Painful Urination Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Broken Bones Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Retaining Urine Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bone Pain Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
9.0-38.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
22.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
22.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hot Flashes Incidence:
53.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Bicalutamide 50mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Bicalutamide 50mg Tablet(Bicalutamide)
Grapefruit juice and Bicalutamide(Bicalutamide)
Substances which are potent inhibitors of the elimination of Bicalutamide may increase Bicalutamide concentrations, and therefore, increase potential for side effects. Side effects or increased toxicity associated with Bicalutamide may be observed. Notify your health care provider if you notice changes in your infection status or other unusual effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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