FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: BICALUTAMIDE

User Comments:

Casodex (bicalutamide) for Prostate Cancer: “I had a prostatectomy, removal in 2012. My PSA, started spiking up 2015. I was put on Casodex, and my PSA has gone undetectable till now. My doctors says I can’t stay on it forever, and if it spikes up again, I would need radiation. I don’t understand why, especially if its the first drug I’ve used, and it seems to be working fine with slight side effects. Any advise ?”

Mr. Ed (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 20, 2017

For Prostate Cancer: “Was diagnosed with Gleason 4+3 and had PSA of 10 and have very strong family history of prostate cancer. I am 53 and brother had cancer at age 39. Dr. immediately placed me on 150mg bicalutamide in preparation for HIFU procedure. PSA dropped to 3.3 within 2 weeks. I also noticed that a fibrous lymph node on my neck shrank noticeably. After stopping the medication at 3 weeks and undergoing the HIFU procedure, the fibrous lymph node regained it’s previous size.”

HIFU treated (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2015

Casodex (bicalutamide) for Prostate Cancer: “Just diagnosed with metastasized prostate cancer. Have been on Casodex for 11 days today (will be on it for 30 days). The only side effect (at least so far) was fatigue for the first 5 days, nothing now. My urinary symptoms (delayed start, dribbling, weak stream, urgency & frequency) have all improved dramatically over these 11 days. Received my first shot of Lupron today (7.5mg) and am hoping for the best. That will be my next medicine review in about two weeks.”

WWII Vet (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2014

For Prostate Cancer: “I have stage 4 Prostate caner, which spread to my lymph nodes and tumors on my spine. Had no surgery. PSA started out at 144 after using this medicine and Elligard shots. My PSA is 2. Hats off to this medicine going on 2 years.”

cubs fan February 28, 2012

Casodex (bicalutamide) for Prostate Cancer: “I have taken Casodex for years and PSA stays around 3.7. No operation. Side effect is enlarged breasts. Now 79 years old and swimming a mile a day. Feel strong and doing well.”

Planor January 8, 2012

Casodex (bicalutamide) for Prostate Cancer: “Had to take Casodex as part of treatment for Prostate Cancer. Seems to have worked with only minor side effects.”

Anonymous March 3, 2010

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