Caluran, Bicalutamide

Caluran is a non-steroidal anti-androgen which is used for the treatment of prostate cancer. Caluran blocks the action of testosterone.

Caluran

Bicalutamide

Caluran, Caluran 50 CP

10, 30

Sun Pharma

Tablets

Bicalutamide 50 mg

India

Bicalutamide

Uses
Caluran is used with another medication (gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists; such as leuprolide or goserelin) in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer (cancer that started in the prostate and can or has already spread to other parts of the body).
How it Works
Caluran is an anti-androgen, in porstate cancer, the cancer cells need the male hormone(Testosterone) to grow and multiply, Caluran blocks the actions of male sex hormones called androgens and it also reduces the amount of male hormones (such as testosterone) that the body produces this directly blocking the effect of testosterone on prostate cancer cells. This causes the cancer cell growth to slow down and stop it from spreading.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Caluran may suffer from such side effects; Rash, Dizziness, Decreased libido, Cough, Constipation, Breast enlargement in male, Sleepiness, Weakness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Bone, back, or pelvic pain Dyspepsia, Weight gain, Increased liver enzymes, Breast tenderness, Anemia, Depression, Decreased appetite, Flatulence, Constipation, Hot flashes

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