Is Casodex a chemo drug?
Official Answer. No, Casodex is not a form of chemotherapy, Casodex (bicalutamide) is an anti-androgen which is a type of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer. When you have cancer there are different options of cancer treatment including: hormone therapy.
What is the cost of Casodex 50 mg?
The cost for Casodex oral tablet 50 mg is around $3,451 for a supply of 30 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. A generic version of Casodex is available, see bicalutamide prices.
Why do you have to empty your bladder before Casodex?
You should empty your bladder (urinate) before taking the medication. In some cases (e.g. spinal cord metastasis), Casodex will be started approximately 5-7 days before you receive the LHRH agonist. This is done to block the “flare” or surge of testosterone that occurs after LHRH agonist is given.
What is bicalutamide 50 mg and what are the side effects?
Hot flashes, breast swelling/tenderness/pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset, weight changes, headache, trouble sleeping, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
How expensive is Casodex?
About Casodex This medicine is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men. It is given with other treatments. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of generic Casodex is around $12.90, 92% off the average retail price of $167.64.
Is bicalutamide over the counter?
Bicalutamide belongs to the group of medicines called antiandrogens. It works by blocking the effects of testosterone (a male hormone), which helps stop the growth and spread of cancer cells. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.