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BICATERO 50MG TABLET

Manufacturer

HET-HETERO DRUGS LTD

Composition

BICALUTAMIDE-50MG

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

BICATERO 50MG TABLET

Product Details

About BICATERO 50MG TABLET

BICATERO 50MG TABLET belongs to the class of anticancer drugs called non-steroidal anti-androgens used to treat prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the prostate gland's cancer (a small gland under the bladder that produces semen) found only in men. The symptoms include difficulty in urination, pain, numbness or sexual problems.

BICATERO 50MG TABLET contains Bicalutamide that works by inhibiting the effects of androgens (male hormones) such as testosterone that increases the growth of prostate cancer cells. BICATERO 50MG TABLET prevents testosterone from binding to androgen receptors on the prostate cancer cells and starves cancer cells of testosterone. Thereby, it prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells and eventually shrinks the prostate tumour.

Take BICATERO 50MG TABLET with or without food as advised by your doctor and swallow whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience weakness, skin rash, swelling and tenderness of breast, nausea, dry skin, weight gain, hair loss, hot flushes (sudden feeling of warmth), anaemia (lack of blood), reduces sex drive, constipation, depression, indigestion or dizziness. Most of these side effects of BICATERO 50MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to BICATERO 50MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. BICATERO 50MG TABLET is not recommended for women and children. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET. Please consult a doctor if you want to father a child before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET as it may impair fertility in men. Avoid taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET with cisapride, astemizole or terfenadine. Avoid direct exposure to excessive UV-light or sunlight and wear protective clothing while going out in the sun as BICATERO 50MG TABLET may increase sunburn risk. If you have diabetes, liver or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET.

Uses of BICATERO 50MG TABLET

Prostate cancer

Directions for Use

Take BICATERO 50MG TABLET with or without food as prescribed by your doctor and swallow whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of BICATERO 50MG TABLET

  • Weakness
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling and tenderness of breast
  • Nausea
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Hot flushes (sudden feeling of warmth)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

If you are allergic to BICATERO 50MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. BICATERO 50MG TABLET is not recommended for women and children. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET. You and your partner recommend using effective birth control measures while taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET and for 130 days after discontinuing BICATERO 50MG TABLET. Please consult a doctor if you want to father a child before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET as it may impair fertility in men. You are advised to quit smoking as it may increase the risk of prostate cancer. Avoid taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET with cisapride, astemizole or terfenadine. Regular tests are recommended to monitor liver function and if there is any severe disturbance in liver functioning, avoid taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET. Avoid direct exposure to excessive UV-light or sunlight and wear protective clothing while going out in the sun as BICATERO 50MG TABLET may increase sunburn risk. If you have diabetes, liver or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Interaction of BICATERO 50MG TABLET with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using BICATERO 50MG TABLET.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    BICATERO 50MG TABLET is contraindicated in pregnant women as it is not approved for use in women. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    BICATERO 50MG TABLET is contraindicated in breastfeeding women as it is not approved for use in women. Please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding.

  • Driving

    BICATERO 50MG TABLET may cause drowsiness in some people. Therefore, avoid driving if you are drowsy after taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET.

  • Liver

    Take BICATERO 50MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Kidney

    BICATERO 50MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney problems if prescribed by a doctor.

Other Information (BIC0037)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

BICATERO 50MG TABLET contains Bicalutamide, an anticancer drug that works by inhibiting the effects of androgens (male hormones) such as testosterone and reduces or prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells and eventually shrink the prostate tumour.

You are not recommended to take BICATERO 50MG TABLET with anti-allergic drugs such as terfenadine or astemizole. It may increase the levels of terfenadine or astemizole in blood and cause adverse effects as severe irregular heartbeat. However, please consult a doctor before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET with other medicines.

BICATERO 50MG TABLET may cause infertility or a period of subfertility (delay in conceiving) in men. Therefore, if you want to father a child, please discuss with your doctor before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET.

BICATERO 50MG TABLET should be used with caution in diabetic patients as it may increase the risk of high blood sugar levels. Therefore, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended while taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET and inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET.

BICATERO 50MG TABLET is not recommended for patients suffering from heart rhythm problems such as arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) as it may increase the risk of heart rhythm problems. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have any heart problems before taking BICATERO 50MG TABLET.

BICATERO 50MG TABLET increase skin sensitivity to the sun and make sunburn more easily. Therefore, avoid direct exposure to excessive UV-light or sunlight, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen while going out in the sun.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

7-2-A2, Hetero Corporate, Industrial Estates, Sanath Nagar, Hyderabad – 500 018. Telangana, INDIA

BICATERO 50MG TABLET

BICATERO 50MG TABLET

MRP: 351.00

Strip
1

10 Tablet in 1 Strip