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Calutide 50 is mainly used to treat advance stage prostate cancer. The main ingredient of the drug is Bicalutamide. It is an anti-androgen drug which is prescribed to treat prostate cancer. It is used in combination with other medications to treat the medical condition. The drug works by preventing the actions of male hormones known as androgens in the body.
Take the drug exactly as instructed by your doctor. The drug is to be taken with the help of a glass of water. It should be taken at the same time each day so that no dose is missed. Never break or chew the drug. It is to be taken as a whole. Your doctor will determine the dosage after examining you thoroughly. The recommended dose is usually 50 mg to be taken once a day. The medicine is given as a part of a combination of prostate cancer treatment along with another drug. You should continue to take medicine for as long as recommended by your doctor and should not stop the treatment mid-way. Overdose of medicine can result in some serious side effects. Hence it should be avoided. In case of an overdose of medicine, you must get in touch with emergency medical care as soon as possible. Overdose of the medicine does not help in improving the symptoms faster; rather, it causes harm to the body.
Some of the most common side effects of Calutide 50 mg are Hot flushes, Diarrhoea, Itching or dry skin, Nausea, Asthenia, Jaundice, and Gynaecomastia. The side effects will not persist for long. Stop taking the medicine and get medical help in case the side effects get serious or stay for a longer period. Apart from the above side effects, you may witness some serious side effects such as pale skin, chest pain, easy bruising or bleeding, severe cough, body aches, chills, fever, flu symptoms, nausea, dark or bloody urine, upper stomach pain, clay-coloured stools, and yellowing of skin or eyes.
Take Calutide 50 mg as per the instruction of your doctor. Do not stop the medicine in the midway as it will jeopardize your treatment and may result in worsening of conditions. You must undergo regular liver and prostate function test to understand the progress. Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from heat and moisture. Use the medicine only for the purpose mentioned and not for any other purpose. If the condition of the patient does not improve even after taking medicine for a substantial period, then one must get in touch with the doctor again. If you miss a dose, then you should take it as soon as you remember provided the time for the next dose is not near. If the time for the next dose is near, then you should skip the missed dose and continue with the original schedule. Taking medicine at the same time each day reduces the chances of missing the dose.