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Generic Name
Bicalutamide
Trade Name
Casodex
Manufacturer
Zeneca
Drug Image
Casodex
Risk Category
X
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Non-steroidal anti-androgen for treatment of advanced prostate cancer.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • teratogenic in animals causing reduced anogenital distance and feminization of male offspring (impotence and hypospadias).
  • No human data as it is not used by female patients, but if given to a female of childbearing age, effective contraception should be used because of feminization of male fetusus.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No indication to use the drug by female patients.
  • Unknown excretion into milk.
  • Should be avoided because of potential toxic effects on nursing infants and adverse development.
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