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Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets
(bicalutamide)
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
* If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
Your medicine is called Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets but will be
referred to as Casodex throughout this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1

What Casodex is and what it is used for

2

What you need to know before you take Casodex

3

How to take Casodex

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Casodex

6

Contents of the pack and other information

1

What Casodex is and what it is used for

Casodex contains a medicine called bicalutamide. This belongs to a group
of medicines called ‘anti-androgens’.
* Casodex is used to treat prostate cancer.
* It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.

Do not take Casodex if you are already taking any of the following
medicines:
* Cisapride (used for some types of indigestion).
* Certain anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
Casodex might interfere with some medicines used to treat heart
rhythm problems (e.g. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone and
sotalol) or might increase the risk of heart rhythm problems when used with
some other drugs (e.g. methadone (used for pain relief and part of drug
addiction detoxification), moxifloxacin (an antibiotic), antipsychotics used for
serious mental illnesses).
Also, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
* Medicines taken by mouth to prevent blood clots (oral anti-coagulants).
* Ciclosporin (to suppress your immune system).
* Calcium channel blockers (to treat high blood pressure or some heart
conditions).
* Cimetidine (for stomach problems).
* Ketoconazole (to treat infections caused by a fungus).
Driving and using machines
Casodex is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools
or machines.
However, if you feel sleepy take care with these activities.
Casodex contains lactose
Casodex contains lactose monohydrate, which is a type of
sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3
2

What you need to know before you take Casodex

Do not take Casodex:
* if you are allergic to bicalutamide or any of the other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6).
* if you are already taking a medicine called cisapride or certain
anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
* if you are a woman.
Do not take Casodex if any of the above apply to you. If you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Casodex.
Casodex must not be given to children.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Casodex:
* if you have any of the following:
any heart or blood vessel conditions, including heart rhythm problems
(arrhythmia), or are being treated with medicines for these conditions. The
risk of heart rhythm problems may be increased when using Casodex.
* if you have problems with your liver.
* if you have diabetes and are already taking an ‘LHRH analogue’.
These include goserelin, buserelin, leuprorelin and triptorelin.
* if you go into hospital, tell the medical staff that you are taking Casodex.
Other medicines and Casodex
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without
a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Casodex can affect
the way other medicines work. Also some other medicines can affect the
way Casodex works.

How to take Casodex

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
* The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet each day.
* Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water.
* Try to take your tablet at the same time each day.
* Do not stop taking this medicine even if you feel well, unless your doctor
tells you to.
If you take more Casodex than you should
If you take more Casodex than prescribed by your doctor, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
If you forget to take Casodex
* If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose
as usual.
* Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.

4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions
These are uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
The symptoms can include sudden onset of:
* Rash, itching or hives on the skin.
* Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body.
* Shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing.
If this happens to you, see a doctor straight away.

Ref: 1279/251115/1/B

®

Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets
(bicalutamide)
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
5
Also tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of the following:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
* Pain in your abdomen.
* Blood in your urine.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
* Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes (jaundice). These may be
signs of liver problems or in rare cases (may affect up to 1 in 1,000
people) liver failure.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
* Serious shortness of breath or shortness of breath which suddenly gets
worse. This may be with a cough or high temperature (fever). These may
be signs of an inflammation of the lungs called ‘interstitial lung disease’.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
* Changes in ECG (QT prolongation).
Other possible side effects:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
* Dizziness.
* Constipation.
* Feeling sick (nausea).
* Swelling and tenderness of your breasts.
* Hot flushes.
* Feeling weak.
* Swelling.
* Low levels of red blood cells (anaemia). This may make you feel tired or
look pale.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
* Loss of appetite.
* Reduced sex drive.
* Depression.
* Feeling sleepy.
* Indigestion.
* Wind (flatulence).
* Hair loss.
* Hair re-growth or growth of extra hair.
* Dry skin.
* Itching.
* Skin rash.
* Being unable to get an erection (impotence).
* Weight gain.
* Chest pain.
* Reduced heart function.
* Heart attack.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
* Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight.
Your doctor may do blood tests to check for any changes to your blood.
Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not
get any of them.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store Casodex

* Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package.
* KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
* Do not use your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
* If your tablets show any sign of deterioration or discoloration consult your
pharmacist for advise.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6

Contents of the pack and other information

What Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets contains
The active substance is bicalutamide. Each tablet contains 50 mg of
bicalutamide. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, magnesium
stearate, hypromellose, macrogol 300, povidone, sodium starch glycolate
and titanium dioxide (E171).
What Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets look like and contents of the
pack
Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets are white, round film-coated tablets and
marked with Cdx 50 on one side and a logo on the other side. They come in
calander blister packs of 28 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by Corden Pharma GmbH, Otto Hahn
Strasse, Plankstadt, 68723, Germany and is procured from within the EU
and repackaged by the Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18,
Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.
If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

POM

PL 15184/1279

Casodex is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca UK Limited
Revision date: 25/11/15

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

Ref: 1279/251115/2/F

Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
* If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
Your medicine is called Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets but will be
referred to as Bicalutamide Tablets throughout this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1

What Bicalutamide Tablets is and what it is used for

2

What you need to know before you take Bicalutamide Tablets

3

How to take Bicalutamide Tablets

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Bicalutamide Tablets

6

Contents of the pack and other information

1

What Bicalutamide tablets is and what it is used for

Bicalutamide Tablets contains a medicine called bicalutamide. This belongs
to a group of medicines called ‘anti-androgens’.
* Bicalutamide is used to treat prostate cancer.
* It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.

2

What you need to know before you take Bicalutamide
Tablets

Do not take Bicalutamide tablets:
* if you are allergic to bicalutamide or any of the other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in section 6).
* if you are already taking a medicine called cisapride or certain
anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
* if you are a woman.
Do not take Bicalutamide tablets if any of the above apply to you. If you are
not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Bicalutamide
tablets.
Bicalutamide tablets must not be given to children.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Bicalutamide tablets:
* if you have any of the following:
any heart or blood vessel conditions, including heart rhythm problems
(arrhythmia), or are being treated with medicines for these conditions. The
risk of heart rhythm problems may be increased when using Bicalutamide
tablets.
* if you have problems with your liver.
* if you have diabetes and are already taking an ‘LHRH analogue’.
These include goserelin, buserelin, leuprorelin and triptorelin.
* if you go into hospital, tell the medical staff that you are taking
Bicalutamide tablets.

Other medicines and Bicalutamide tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without
a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Bicalutamide tablets
can affect the way other medicines work. Also some other medicines can
affect the way Bicalutamide tablets works.
Do not take Bicalutamide tablets if you are already taking any of the
following medicines:
* Cisapride (used for some types of indigestion).
* Certain anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
Bicalutamide tablets might interfere with some medicines used to treat heart
rhythm problems (e.g. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone and
sotalol) or might increase the risk of heart rhythm problems when used with
some other drugs (e.g. methadone (used for pain relief and part of drug
addiction detoxification), moxifloxacin (an antibiotic), antipsychotics used for
serious mental illnesses).
Also, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
* Medicines taken by mouth to prevent blood clots (oral anti-coagulants).
* Ciclosporin (to suppress your immune system).
* Calcium channel blockers (to treat high blood pressure or some heart
conditions).
* Cimetidine (for stomach problems).
* Ketoconazole (to treat infections caused by a fungus).
Driving and using machines
Bicalutamide tablets is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any
tools or machines.
However, if you feel sleepy take care with these activities.
Bicalutamide tablets contains lactose
Bicalutamide tablets contains lactose monohydrate, which is a type of
sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3

How to take Bicalutamide Tablets

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
* The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet each day.
* Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water.
* Try to take your tablet at the same time each day.
* Do not stop taking this medicine even if you feel well, unless your doctor
tells you to.
If you take more Bicalutamide tablets than you should
If you take more Bicalutamide tablets than prescribed by your doctor, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
If you forget to take Bicalutamide tablets
* If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose
as usual.
* Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.

Ref: 1279/251115/2/B

Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
4

Possible side effects

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
* Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight.
Your doctor may do blood tests to check for any changes to your blood.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions
These are uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
The symptoms can include sudden onset of:
* Rash, itching or hives on the skin.
* Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body.
* Shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing.
If this happens to you, see a doctor straight away.

Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not
get any of them.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Also tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of the following:

How to store Bicalutamide Tablets

5
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
* Pain in your abdomen.
* Blood in your urine.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
* Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes (jaundice). These may be
signs of liver problems or in rare cases (may affect up to 1 in 1,000
people) liver failure.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
* Serious shortness of breath or shortness of breath which suddenly gets
worse. This may be with a cough or high temperature (fever). These may
be signs of an inflammation of the lungs called ‘interstitial lung disease’.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
* Changes in ECG (QT prolongation).
Other possible side effects:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
* Dizziness.
* Constipation.
* Feeling sick (nausea).
* Swelling and tenderness of your breasts.
* Hot flushes.
* Feeling weak.
* Swelling.
* Low levels of red blood cells (anaemia). This may make you feel tired or
look pale.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
* Loss of appetite.
* Reduced sex drive.
* Depression.
* Feeling sleepy.
* Indigestion.
* Wind (flatulence).
* Hair loss.
* Hair re-growth or growth of extra hair.
* Dry skin.
* Itching.
* Skin rash.
* Being unable to get an erection (impotence).
* Weight gain.
* Chest pain.
* Reduced heart function.
* Heart attack.

* Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package.
* KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
* Do not use your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
* If your tablets show any sign of deterioration or discoloration consult your
pharmacist for advise.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6

Contents of the pack and other information

What Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets contains
The active substance is bicalutamide. Each tablet contains 50 mg of
bicalutamide. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, magnesium
stearate, hypromellose, macrogol 300, povidone, sodium starch glycolate
and titanium dioxide (E171).
What Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets look like and contents of
the pack
Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets are white, round film-coated tablets
and marked with Cdx 50 on one side and a logo on the other side. They
come in calander blister packs of 28 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by Corden Pharma GmbH, Otto Hahn
Strasse, Plankstadt, 68723, Germany and is procured from within the EU
and repackaged by the Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18,
Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.
If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

POM

PL 15184/1279

Revision date: 25/11/15

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

Ref: 1279/251115/3/F

®

Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets
(bicalutamide)
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
* If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
Your medicine is called Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets but will be
referred to as Casodex throughout this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1

What Casodex is and what it is used for

2

What you need to know before you take Casodex

3

How to take Casodex

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Casodex

6

Contents of the pack and other information

1

What Casodex is and what it is used for

Casodex contains a medicine called bicalutamide. This belongs to a group
of medicines called ‘anti-androgens’.
* Casodex is used to treat prostate cancer.
* It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.

Do not take Casodex if you are already taking any of the following
medicines:
* Cisapride (used for some types of indigestion).
* Certain anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
Casodex might interfere with some medicines used to treat heart
rhythm problems (e.g. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone and
sotalol) or might increase the risk of heart rhythm problems when used with
some other drugs (e.g. methadone (used for pain relief and part of drug
addiction detoxification), moxifloxacin (an antibiotic), antipsychotics used for
serious mental illnesses).
Also, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
* Medicines taken by mouth to prevent blood clots (oral anti-coagulants).
* Ciclosporin (to suppress your immune system).
* Calcium channel blockers (to treat high blood pressure or some heart
conditions).
* Cimetidine (for stomach problems).
* Ketoconazole (to treat infections caused by a fungus).
Driving and using machines
Casodex is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools
or machines.
However, if you feel sleepy take care with these activities.
Casodex contains lactose
Casodex contains lactose monohydrate, which is a type of
sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3
2

What you need to know before you take Casodex

Do not take Casodex:
* if you are allergic to bicalutamide or any of the other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6).
* if you are already taking a medicine called cisapride or certain
anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
* if you are a woman.
Do not take Casodex if any of the above apply to you. If you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Casodex.
Casodex must not be given to children.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Casodex:
* if you have any of the following:
any heart or blood vessel conditions, including heart rhythm problems
(arrhythmia), or are being treated with medicines for these conditions. The
risk of heart rhythm problems may be increased when using Casodex.
* if you have problems with your liver.
* if you have diabetes and are already taking an ‘LHRH analogue’.
These include goserelin, buserelin, leuprorelin and triptorelin.
* if you go into hospital, tell the medical staff that you are taking Casodex.
Other medicines and Casodex
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without
a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Casodex can affect
the way other medicines work. Also some other medicines can affect the
way Casodex works.

How to take Casodex

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
* The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet each day.
* Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water.
* Try to take your tablet at the same time each day.
* Do not stop taking this medicine even if you feel well, unless your doctor
tells you to.
If you take more Casodex than you should
If you take more Casodex than prescribed by your doctor, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
If you forget to take Casodex
* If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose
as usual.
* Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.

4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions
These are uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
The symptoms can include sudden onset of:
* Rash, itching or hives on the skin.
* Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body.
* Shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing.
If this happens to you, see a doctor straight away.

Ref: 1279/251115/3/B

®

Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets
(bicalutamide)
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
5
Also tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of the following:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
* Pain in your abdomen.
* Blood in your urine.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
* Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes (jaundice). These may be
signs of liver problems or in rare cases (may affect up to 1 in 1,000
people) liver failure.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
* Serious shortness of breath or shortness of breath which suddenly gets
worse. This may be with a cough or high temperature (fever). These may
be signs of an inflammation of the lungs called ‘interstitial lung disease’.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
* Changes in ECG (QT prolongation).
Other possible side effects:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
* Dizziness.
* Constipation.
* Feeling sick (nausea).
* Swelling and tenderness of your breasts.
* Hot flushes.
* Feeling weak.
* Swelling.
* Low levels of red blood cells (anaemia). This may make you feel tired or
look pale.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
* Loss of appetite.
* Reduced sex drive.
* Depression.
* Feeling sleepy.
* Indigestion.
* Wind (flatulence).
* Hair loss.
* Hair re-growth or growth of extra hair.
* Dry skin.
* Itching.
* Skin rash.
* Being unable to get an erection (impotence).
* Weight gain.
* Chest pain.
* Reduced heart function.
* Heart attack.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
* Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight.
Your doctor may do blood tests to check for any changes to your blood.
Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not
get any of them.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store Casodex

* Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package.
* KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
* Do not use your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
* If your tablets show any sign of deterioration or discoloration consult your
pharmacist for advise.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6

Contents of the pack and other information

What Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets contains
The active substance is bicalutamide. Each tablet contains 50 mg of
bicalutamide. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, magnesium
stearate, hypromellose, macrogol 300, povidone, sodium starch glycolate
and titanium dioxide (E171).
What Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets look like and contents of the
pack
Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets are white, round film-coated tablets and
marked with Cdx 50 on one side and a logo on the other side. They come in
calander blister packs of 28 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by AstraZeneca, Reims, Cedex, France and
is procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence
Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat,
Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.
If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

POM

PL 15184/1279

Casodex is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca UK Limited
Revision date: 25/11/15

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

Ref: 1279/251115/4/F

Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
* If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
Your medicine is called Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets but will be
referred to as Bicalutamide Tablets throughout this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1

What Bicalutamide Tablets is and what it is used for

2

What you need to know before you take Bicalutamide Tablets

3

How to take Bicalutamide Tablets

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Bicalutamide Tablets

6

Contents of the pack and other information

1

What Bicalutamide tablets is and what it is used for

Bicalutamide Tablets contains a medicine called bicalutamide. This belongs
to a group of medicines called ‘anti-androgens’.
* Bicalutamide is used to treat prostate cancer.
* It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.

2

What you need to know before you take Bicalutamide
Tablets

Do not take Bicalutamide tablets:
* if you are allergic to bicalutamide or any of the other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in section 6).
* if you are already taking a medicine called cisapride or certain
anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
* if you are a woman.
Do not take Bicalutamide tablets if any of the above apply to you. If you are
not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Bicalutamide
tablets.
Bicalutamide tablets must not be given to children.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Bicalutamide tablets:
* if you have any of the following:
any heart or blood vessel conditions, including heart rhythm problems
(arrhythmia), or are being treated with medicines for these conditions. The
risk of heart rhythm problems may be increased when using Bicalutamide
tablets.
* if you have problems with your liver.
* if you have diabetes and are already taking an ‘LHRH analogue’.
These include goserelin, buserelin, leuprorelin and triptorelin.
* if you go into hospital, tell the medical staff that you are taking
Bicalutamide tablets.

Other medicines and Bicalutamide tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without
a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Bicalutamide tablets
can affect the way other medicines work. Also some other medicines can
affect the way Bicalutamide tablets works.
Do not take Bicalutamide tablets if you are already taking any of the
following medicines:
* Cisapride (used for some types of indigestion).
* Certain anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
Bicalutamide tablets might interfere with some medicines used to treat heart
rhythm problems (e.g. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone and
sotalol) or might increase the risk of heart rhythm problems when used with
some other drugs (e.g. methadone (used for pain relief and part of drug
addiction detoxification), moxifloxacin (an antibiotic), antipsychotics used for
serious mental illnesses).
Also, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
* Medicines taken by mouth to prevent blood clots (oral anti-coagulants).
* Ciclosporin (to suppress your immune system).
* Calcium channel blockers (to treat high blood pressure or some heart
conditions).
* Cimetidine (for stomach problems).
* Ketoconazole (to treat infections caused by a fungus).
Driving and using machines
Bicalutamide tablets is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any
tools or machines.
However, if you feel sleepy take care with these activities.
Bicalutamide tablets contains lactose
Bicalutamide tablets contains lactose monohydrate, which is a type of
sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3

How to take Bicalutamide Tablets

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
* The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet each day.
* Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water.
* Try to take your tablet at the same time each day.
* Do not stop taking this medicine even if you feel well, unless your doctor
tells you to.
If you take more Bicalutamide tablets than you should
If you take more Bicalutamide tablets than prescribed by your doctor, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
If you forget to take Bicalutamide tablets
* If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose
as usual.
* Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.

Ref: 1279/251115/4/B

Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
4

Possible side effects

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
* Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight.
Your doctor may do blood tests to check for any changes to your blood.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions
These are uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
The symptoms can include sudden onset of:
* Rash, itching or hives on the skin.
* Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body.
* Shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing.
If this happens to you, see a doctor straight away.

Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not
get any of them.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Also tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of the following:

How to store Bicalutamide Tablets

5
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
* Pain in your abdomen.
* Blood in your urine.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
* Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes (jaundice). These may be
signs of liver problems or in rare cases (may affect up to 1 in 1,000
people) liver failure.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
* Serious shortness of breath or shortness of breath which suddenly gets
worse. This may be with a cough or high temperature (fever). These may
be signs of an inflammation of the lungs called ‘interstitial lung disease’.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
* Changes in ECG (QT prolongation).
Other possible side effects:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
* Dizziness.
* Constipation.
* Feeling sick (nausea).
* Swelling and tenderness of your breasts.
* Hot flushes.
* Feeling weak.
* Swelling.
* Low levels of red blood cells (anaemia). This may make you feel tired or
look pale.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
* Loss of appetite.
* Reduced sex drive.
* Depression.
* Feeling sleepy.
* Indigestion.
* Wind (flatulence).
* Hair loss.
* Hair re-growth or growth of extra hair.
* Dry skin.
* Itching.
* Skin rash.
* Being unable to get an erection (impotence).
* Weight gain.
* Chest pain.
* Reduced heart function.
* Heart attack.

* Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package.
* KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
* Do not use your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
* If your tablets show any sign of deterioration or discoloration consult your
pharmacist for advise.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6

Contents of the pack and other information

What Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets contains
The active substance is bicalutamide. Each tablet contains 50 mg of
bicalutamide. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, magnesium
stearate, hypromellose, macrogol 300, povidone, sodium starch glycolate
and titanium dioxide (E171).
What Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets look like and contents of
the pack
Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets are white, round film-coated tablets
and marked with Cdx 50 on one side and a logo on the other side. They
come in calander blister packs of 28 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by AstraZeneca, Reims, Cedex, France and
is procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence
Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat,
Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.
If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

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Revision date: 25/11/15

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®

Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets
(bicalutamide)
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
* If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
Your medicine is called Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets but will be
referred to as Casodex throughout this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1

What Casodex is and what it is used for

2

What you need to know before you take Casodex

3

How to take Casodex

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Casodex

6

Contents of the pack and other information

1

What Casodex is and what it is used for

Casodex contains a medicine called bicalutamide. This belongs to a group
of medicines called ‘anti-androgens’.
* Casodex is used to treat prostate cancer.
* It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.

Do not take Casodex if you are already taking any of the following
medicines:
* Cisapride (used for some types of indigestion).
* Certain anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
Casodex might interfere with some medicines used to treat heart
rhythm problems (e.g. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone and
sotalol) or might increase the risk of heart rhythm problems when used with
some other drugs (e.g. methadone (used for pain relief and part of drug
addiction detoxification), moxifloxacin (an antibiotic), antipsychotics used for
serious mental illnesses).
Also, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
* Medicines taken by mouth to prevent blood clots (oral anti-coagulants).
* Ciclosporin (to suppress your immune system).
* Calcium channel blockers (to treat high blood pressure or some heart
conditions).
* Cimetidine (for stomach problems).
* Ketoconazole (to treat infections caused by a fungus).
Driving and using machines
Casodex is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools
or machines.
However, if you feel sleepy take care with these activities.
Casodex contains lactose
Casodex contains lactose monohydrate, which is a type of
sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3
2

What you need to know before you take Casodex

Do not take Casodex:
* if you are allergic to bicalutamide or any of the other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6).
* if you are already taking a medicine called cisapride or certain
anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
* if you are a woman.
Do not take Casodex if any of the above apply to you. If you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Casodex.
Casodex must not be given to children.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Casodex:
* if you have any of the following:
any heart or blood vessel conditions, including heart rhythm problems
(arrhythmia), or are being treated with medicines for these conditions. The
risk of heart rhythm problems may be increased when using Casodex.
* if you have problems with your liver.
* if you have diabetes and are already taking an ‘LHRH analogue’.
These include goserelin, buserelin, leuprorelin and triptorelin.
* if you go into hospital, tell the medical staff that you are taking Casodex.
Other medicines and Casodex
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without
a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Casodex can affect
the way other medicines work. Also some other medicines can affect the
way Casodex works.

How to take Casodex

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
* The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet each day.
* Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water.
* Try to take your tablet at the same time each day.
* Do not stop taking this medicine even if you feel well, unless your doctor
tells you to.
If you take more Casodex than you should
If you take more Casodex than prescribed by your doctor, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
If you forget to take Casodex
* If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose
as usual.
* Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.

4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions
These are uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
The symptoms can include sudden onset of:
* Rash, itching or hives on the skin.
* Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body.
* Shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing.
If this happens to you, see a doctor straight away.

Ref: 1279/251115/5/B

®

Casodex 50mg Film-coated Tablets
(bicalutamide)
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
5
Also tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of the following:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
* Pain in your abdomen.
* Blood in your urine.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
* Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes (jaundice). These may be
signs of liver problems or in rare cases (may affect up to 1 in 1,000
people) liver failure.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
* Serious shortness of breath or shortness of breath which suddenly gets
worse. This may be with a cough or high temperature (fever). These may
be signs of an inflammation of the lungs called ‘interstitial lung disease’.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
* Changes in ECG (QT prolongation).
Other possible side effects:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
* Dizziness.
* Constipation.
* Feeling sick (nausea).
* Swelling and tenderness of your breasts.
* Hot flushes.
* Feeling weak.
* Swelling.
* Low levels of red blood cells (anaemia). This may make you feel tired or
look pale.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
* Loss of appetite.
* Reduced sex drive.
* Depression.
* Feeling sleepy.
* Indigestion.
* Wind (flatulence).
* Hair loss.
* Hair re-growth or growth of extra hair.
* Dry skin.
* Itching.
* Skin rash.
* Being unable to get an erection (impotence).
* Weight gain.
* Chest pain.
* Reduced heart function.
* Heart attack.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
* Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight.
Your doctor may do blood tests to check for any changes to your blood.
Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not
get any of them.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store Casodex

* Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package.
* KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
* Do not use your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
* If your tablets show any sign of deterioration or discoloration consult your
pharmacist for advise.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6

Contents of the pack and other information

What Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets contains
The active substance is bicalutamide. Each tablet contains 50 mg of
bicalutamide. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, magnesium
stearate, hypromellose, macrogol 300, povidone, sodium starch glycolate
and titanium dioxide (E171).
What Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets look like and contents of the
pack
Casodex 50 mg Film-coated Tablets are white, round film-coated tablets and
marked with Cdx 50 on one side and a logo on the other side. They come in
calander blister packs of 28 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by CIT S.r.l., Via Primo Villa 17, 20040,
Burago di Molgora (MB), Italy and is procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18,
Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.
If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

POM

PL 15184/1279

Casodex is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca UK Limited
Revision date: 25/11/15

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

Ref: 1279/251115/6/F

Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
* Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
* If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
* This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
* If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
Your medicine is called Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets but will be
referred to as Bicalutamide Tablets throughout this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1

What Bicalutamide Tablets is and what it is used for

2

What you need to know before you take Bicalutamide Tablets

3

How to take Bicalutamide Tablets

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Bicalutamide Tablets

6

Contents of the pack and other information

1

What Bicalutamide tablets is and what it is used for

Bicalutamide Tablets contains a medicine called bicalutamide. This belongs
to a group of medicines called ‘anti-androgens’.
* Bicalutamide is used to treat prostate cancer.
* It works by blocking the effects of male hormones such as testosterone.

2

What you need to know before you take Bicalutamide
Tablets

Do not take Bicalutamide tablets:
* if you are allergic to bicalutamide or any of the other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in section 6).
* if you are already taking a medicine called cisapride or certain
anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
* if you are a woman.
Do not take Bicalutamide tablets if any of the above apply to you. If you are
not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Bicalutamide
tablets.
Bicalutamide tablets must not be given to children.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Bicalutamide tablets:
* if you have any of the following:
any heart or blood vessel conditions, including heart rhythm problems
(arrhythmia), or are being treated with medicines for these conditions. The
risk of heart rhythm problems may be increased when using Bicalutamide
tablets.
* if you have problems with your liver.
* if you have diabetes and are already taking an ‘LHRH analogue’.
These include goserelin, buserelin, leuprorelin and triptorelin.
* if you go into hospital, tell the medical staff that you are taking
Bicalutamide tablets.

Other medicines and Bicalutamide tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without
a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Bicalutamide tablets
can affect the way other medicines work. Also some other medicines can
affect the way Bicalutamide tablets works.
Do not take Bicalutamide tablets if you are already taking any of the
following medicines:
* Cisapride (used for some types of indigestion).
* Certain anti-histamine medicines (terfenadine or astemizole).
Bicalutamide tablets might interfere with some medicines used to treat heart
rhythm problems (e.g. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone and
sotalol) or might increase the risk of heart rhythm problems when used with
some other drugs (e.g. methadone (used for pain relief and part of drug
addiction detoxification), moxifloxacin (an antibiotic), antipsychotics used for
serious mental illnesses).
Also, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
* Medicines taken by mouth to prevent blood clots (oral anti-coagulants).
* Ciclosporin (to suppress your immune system).
* Calcium channel blockers (to treat high blood pressure or some heart
conditions).
* Cimetidine (for stomach problems).
* Ketoconazole (to treat infections caused by a fungus).
Driving and using machines
Bicalutamide tablets is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any
tools or machines.
However, if you feel sleepy take care with these activities.
Bicalutamide tablets contains lactose
Bicalutamide tablets contains lactose monohydrate, which is a type of
sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3

How to take Bicalutamide Tablets

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
* The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet each day.
* Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water.
* Try to take your tablet at the same time each day.
* Do not stop taking this medicine even if you feel well, unless your doctor
tells you to.
If you take more Bicalutamide tablets than you should
If you take more Bicalutamide tablets than prescribed by your doctor, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
If you forget to take Bicalutamide tablets
* If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose
as usual.
* Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.

Ref: 1279/251115/6/B

Bicalutamide 50mg Film-coated Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
4

Possible side effects

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
* Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight.
Your doctor may do blood tests to check for any changes to your blood.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions
These are uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
The symptoms can include sudden onset of:
* Rash, itching or hives on the skin.
* Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body.
* Shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing.
If this happens to you, see a doctor straight away.

Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not
get any of them.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Also tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of the following:

How to store Bicalutamide Tablets

5
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
* Pain in your abdomen.
* Blood in your urine.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
* Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes (jaundice). These may be
signs of liver problems or in rare cases (may affect up to 1 in 1,000
people) liver failure.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
* Serious shortness of breath or shortness of breath which suddenly gets
worse. This may be with a cough or high temperature (fever). These may
be signs of an inflammation of the lungs called ‘interstitial lung disease’.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
* Changes in ECG (QT prolongation).
Other possible side effects:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
* Dizziness.
* Constipation.
* Feeling sick (nausea).
* Swelling and tenderness of your breasts.
* Hot flushes.
* Feeling weak.
* Swelling.
* Low levels of red blood cells (anaemia). This may make you feel tired or
look pale.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
* Loss of appetite.
* Reduced sex drive.
* Depression.
* Feeling sleepy.
* Indigestion.
* Wind (flatulence).
* Hair loss.
* Hair re-growth or growth of extra hair.
* Dry skin.
* Itching.
* Skin rash.
* Being unable to get an erection (impotence).
* Weight gain.
* Chest pain.
* Reduced heart function.
* Heart attack.

* Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package.
* KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
* Do not use your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
* If your tablets show any sign of deterioration or discoloration consult your
pharmacist for advise.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6

Contents of the pack and other information

What Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets contains
The active substance is bicalutamide. Each tablet contains 50 mg of
bicalutamide. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, magnesium
stearate, hypromellose, macrogol 300, povidone, sodium starch glycolate
and titanium dioxide (E171).
What Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets look like and contents of
the pack
Bicalutamide 50 mg Film-coated Tablets are white, round film-coated tablets
and marked with Cdx 50 on one side and a logo on the other side. They
come in calander blister packs of 28 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by CIT S.r.l., Via Primo Villa 17, 20040,
Burago di Molgora (MB), Italy and is procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18,
Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.
If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

POM

PL 15184/1279

Revision date: 25/11/15

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
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