Calutide Tablet is used for Prostate cancer, Male precocious puberty, Hirsutism in women, Acne in women, Hormone replacement therapy in transgender women and other conditions. Calutide Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Calutide Tablet contains Bicalutamide as an active ingredient.
Calutide Tablet works by blocking the effect of androgen.
Detailed information related to Calutide Tablet’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Calutide Tablet Uses
Calutide Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
• Prostate cancer
• Male precocious puberty
• Hirsutism in women
• Acne in women
• Hormone replacement therapy in transgender women
Calutide Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Calutide Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
• Blocking the effect of androgen
Calutide Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients
Calutide Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
• Bicalutamide – 50 MG
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.
Calutide Tablet – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Calutide Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
• Hot flashes
Calutide Tablet – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
• Avoid excess sun exposure
• Do not stop taking this medication without medical advice
• If you experience drowsiness while taking this medication, avoid driving or operating machinery
• Liver problems
• Monitor your blood glucose carefully while on this medication
Calutide Tablet – Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Calutide Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Calutide Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
• Other CYP3A4 substrates
Calutide Tablet – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Calutide Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Calutide Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Other important Information on Calutide Tablet
Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Overdosage of Calutide Tablet
• Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Calutide Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
• Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
• Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
Storage of Calutide Tablet
• Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
• Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Calutide Tablet.
Expired Calutide Tablet
• Taking a single dose of expired Calutide Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
Calutide Tablet – Frequently asked Questions
• Is Calutide Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
• Is Calutide Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
• Can Calutide Tablet be used for prostate cancer and male precocious puberty?
Yes, prostate cancer and male precocious puberty are among the most common reported uses for Calutide Tablet. Please do not use Calutide Tablet for prostate cancer and male precocious puberty without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Calutide Tablet.
• Should I consume Calutide Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?
TabletWise.com website users have most commonly reported consuming Calutide Tablet anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Calutide Tablet.
• Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Calutide Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Calutide Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
• Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
• Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.
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