Bicalutamide is a synthetic component, nonsteroidal antiandrogen. This ingredient is similar in structure to flutamide that most commonly used in the therapy of prostate cancer. It also treats liver injury. It competitively binds to cytosolic androgen receptors in targeted tissues. It inhibits the binding of receptor of the androgens. It does not bind to mutated forms of androgen receptors.
Class of Drugs – A nonsteroidal antiandrogen
Molecular Formula – C18H14F4N2O4S
Molecular Weight - 430.4 g/mol
Working: This component is nonsteroidal antiandrogen, which works by blocking the action of male hormones in the prostate. Due to blocking of this hormone, the growth of cancer cells decreases.
Uses: This medicine is mainly indicated for Treat prostate cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. The medicine composed of Bicalutamide is indicated to use in combination therapy with a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analog for the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the prostate. This medicine is not approved to prescribe alone or with other treatments.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This given ingredient Bicalutamide is available in popular brand medicines. They are as mentioned below:
- Casodex: 50 mg
Follow the prescription by the doctor while treating with this active component. Discuss with the doctor medical history of liver disease if have any.