BICATERO TABLET

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Brand Name: Bicatero 

Generic Name/Composition: Bicalutamide 

Therapeutic classification: Anti Neoplastic  

Substitute Medicine: Caluran 

  

Mode of Action of Bicatero (Bicalutamide) 

Bicatero is an anti-cancer drug which works by blocking the effect of the natural male hormones (testosterone) on the growth of prostate cells. This stops the tumor from growing, spreading and also leads to the reduction of its size. Bicatero is also used in combination therapy with radiotherapy or prostate surgery in early stages of the treatment. 

Safety Precautions for Bicatero (Bicalutamide) 

Serious side effects of Bicatero: 

  • Liver problems marked by yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine/Hepatic failure 

  • Right upper stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite, chills, fever 

  • Bleeding problems 

  • Breast enlargement (gynecomastia) and breast pain 

  • Blood sugar problems 

  • Serious allergic reactions like swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, which may cause difficulties in swallowing or breathing or severe itching of the skin with raised lumps. 

  • Serious breathlessness, possibly with a cough or fever. 

  • Inflammation of the lungs 

Common side effects of Bicatero: 

  • Hot flashes 

  • Body pain, feeling weak 

  • Constipation 

  • Infection 

  • Nausea, swelling in your arms, ankles, legs or feet 

  • Dyspnea, dizziness, diarrhea 

  • Blood in your urine 

  • Frequent urination at night 

  • Anemia 

Note: Please refer a doctor immediately in case of any such side effects. Symptoms should not be ignored as it may lead to higher risks. 

The side effects of the medicine make it necessary for regular checkups and monitoring by a medical advisor. 

 

Medicinal Use of Bicatero (Bicalutamide) 

Bicatero is an anti-cancer drug used for Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer. 

Warning use of Bicatero (Bicalutamide) 

Store Bicatero at 15-25ºC (59-77°F) away from excess heat and light. 

Do not drive under the administration of the medicine as it may cause dizziness or drowsy. 

Bicatero is not safe for use in pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, or children, medical consultation is essential before starting the treatment with Bicatero.   

Patients with a history of diabetes mellitus should monitor glucose levels on a regular interval.  

Do not donate sperm during the administration of the medicine. 

 

Ques: What is Bicatero (Bicalutamide)? 

Ans: Bicatero also referred to as Bicalutamide is used for treating metastatic prostate cancer. 

Ques: Bicatero (Bicalutamide) is available in how much strength? 

Ans: The medicine Bicatero comes in strength of 50mg. 

 

Ques: How should I take Bicatero (Bicalutamide)? 

Ans: 

Bicatero should be strictly taken as per your prescription from your doctor treating you with the specific cancer. 

It is advisable not to change and/or stop your dose without prior discussion/suggestion of your doctor. 

Bicatero can be taken with or without food. 

Consume the whole tablet. Do not crush or chew the medicine. 

In case of grave side effects refer your doctor or visit the hospital emergency immediately. 

 

Ques: What are necessary precautions to be followed while treatment with Bicatero (Bicalutamide)? 

Ans: Bicatero may cause side effects and/or use impacts if administered with other medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Before starting treatment with Bicatero, your doctor should be completely aware of your medical history, previous ongoing treatments and prescriptions. 

 

Specific precautions that need to be taken: 

For Males  

Who are with female partners who are pregnant or so plan should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment. 

Avoid sperm donation during the treatment. 

 

For Females  

Who are planning to be pregnant should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment with Bicatero. 

Breastfeeding mothers should take necessary precautions. The medicine is toxic for the baby. 

 

Ques: Before starting treatment with 

Drug Interactions of Bicatero (Bicalutamide) 

  • Prescription needs to be disclosed to your health provider before starting Bicatero, certain medicine administered with Bicatero may cause serious side effects. Some of the known drug interactions that are advised to be taken care of: 

  • Warfarin 

  • Terfenadine or Astemizole (for hay fever or allergy) 

  • Cisapride (for stomach problems) 

  • Warfarin or any similar medicine to prevent blood clots 

  • Ciclosporin 

  • Cimetidine (to treat stomach ulcers) 

  • Ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections of the skin and nails) 

  • Calcium channel blockers (to treat high blood pressure) 

  • Patients suffering from known allergy should strictly consult a doctor prior to taking Bicalutamide due to its reactions with drugs administered to such patients. 

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