Caluran 50 mg Tablet

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsBicalutamide
Description

Caluran 50 mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-cancer medicine used in men along with other specific agents for the treatment of prostate cancer. This medicine is not recommended for use in females, children, and adolescents.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Caluran 50 mg Tablet

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Difficulty with passing uine
  • Gynacomastia
  • Difficulty in breathing

Uses of Caluran 50 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Prostate cancer
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to bicalutamide or any other components present along with it.

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in women.
General warnings

Use in females

This medicine is not recommended for use in female patients.

Contraception

Effective contraception methods must be used during treatment with this medicine and until 130 days after stopping the therapy.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.

Diabetes Mellitus

The combination of Caluran 50 mg Tablet and GnRH agonists should be used with caution in patients with a history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of elevated blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for these patients.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Pimozide

Leflunomide

Lomitapide

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Caluran 50 mg Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Caluran 50 mg Tablet acts by blocking the action of male hormones on the prostate gland, thereby stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Androgen antagonists, Hormonal antineoplastic agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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