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How long should you take Casodex for?

Medically reviewed by Melisa Puckey, BPharm. Last updated on Nov 23, 2023.

Official answer


Casodex (bicalutamide) is a medicine that you take long term. In a clinical trial the median follow up time was 160 weeks (approximately 3 years). The length of time you may be on Casodex will be depend on:

  • cancer stage
  • other cancer therapies you are using
  • how well you are responding to Casodex
  • amount and severity of side effects.

Everyone’s individual clinical picture will be different and so the length of time you are Casodex will be determined by your healthcare professional.

Casodex is an anti-androgen type of hormone therapy used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

Casodex should be taken in combination with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist, which is another type of hormone therapy.


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