Mfd. by :- Hetero (Fulfilled By : Magicine Pharma)
Magicine Pharma is registered with the Government Of NCT, India, Ministry Of Health in Government of Delhi, India, registration number DL-RAJ-122372 and as a wholesale distributor, department file No. 44208.
Brand Name: Bicatero
Generic Name/Composition: Bicalutamide
Therapeutic classification: Anti Neoplastic
Substitute Medicine: Caluran
Bicatero is an anti-cancer drug which works by blocking the effect of the natural male hormones (testosterone) on the growth of prostate cells. This stops the tumor from growing, spreading and also leads to the reduction of its size. Bicatero is also used in combination therapy with radiotherapy or prostate surgery in early stages of the treatment.
Serious side effects of Bicatero:
Liver problems marked by yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine/Hepatic failure
Right upper stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite, chills, fever
Breast enlargement (gynecomastia) and breast pain
Blood sugar problems
Serious allergic reactions like swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, which may cause difficulties in swallowing or breathing or severe itching of the skin with raised lumps.
Serious breathlessness, possibly with a cough or fever.
Inflammation of the lungs
Body pain, feeling weak
Nausea, swelling in your arms, ankles, legs or feet
Dyspnea, dizziness, diarrhea
Blood in your urine
Frequent urination at night
Note: Please refer a doctor immediately in case of any such side effects. Symptoms should not be ignored as it may lead to higher risks.
The side effects of the medicine make it necessary for regular checkups and monitoring by a medical advisor.
Medicinal Use of Bicatero (Bicalutamide 50mg Tablet)
Bicatero is an anti-cancer drug used for Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer.
Warning use of Bicatero (Bicalutamide)
Store Bicatero at 15-25ºC (59-77°F) away from excess heat and light.
Do not drive under the administration of the medicine as it may cause dizziness or drowsy.
Bicatero is not safe for use in pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, or children, medical consultation is essential before starting the treatment with Bicatero.
Patients with a history of diabetes mellitus should monitor glucose levels on a regular interval.
Do not donate sperm during the administration of the medicine.
Ans: Bicatero also referred to as Bicalutamide is used for treating metastatic prostate cancer.
Ans: The medicine Bicatero comes in strength of 50mg.
Ans: Bicatero should be strictly taken as per your prescription from your doctor treating you with the specific cancer.
Ans: Bicatero may cause side effects and/or use impacts if administered with other medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Before starting treatment with Bicatero, your doctor should be completely aware of your medical history, previous ongoing treatments and prescriptions.
Drug Interactions of Bicatero (Bicalutamide)
Prescription needs to be disclosed to your health provider before starting Bicatero, certain medicine administered with Bicatero may cause serious side effects. Some of the known drug interactions that are advised to be taken care of:
Terfenadine or Astemizole (for hay fever or allergy)
Cisapride (for stomach problems)
Warfarin or any similar medicine to prevent blood clots
Cimetidine (to treat stomach ulcers)
Ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections of the skin and nails)
Calcium channel blockers (to treat high blood pressure)
Patients suffering from known allergy should strictly consult a doctor prior to taking Bicalutamide due to its reactions with drugs administered to such patients.