Casodex Drug

Important Information about Casodex Drug


  • Casodex is used jointly with an additional hormone to treat prostate cancer.
  • The generic name of casodex is bicalutamide.
  • Casodex side effects are chest pain, cough, feeling short of breath, pale skin.
  • Before using casodex, say to your doctor if you are using a blood thinner such as warfarin (coumadin).

Serious side effect such as:

  • Chest pain, cough or trouble breathing;
  • Feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • Swelling in your hands or feet;
  • Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • Pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • Blood in your urine; or
  • Nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious Casodex side effects may include:

  • Hot flashes;
  • Breast pain or swelling;
  • Weakness, dizziness;
  • Back pain, pelvic pain, joint or muscle pain;
  • Increased nighttime urination;
  • Upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation;
  • Weight changes;
  • Impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm;
  • Dizziness, headache; or
  • Sore throat, runny nose or other cold symptoms.