Bicalutamide is an anti-androgen. It works in the body by preventing the actions of androgens (male hormones).

Bicalutamide is used together with another hormone to treat prostate cancer.

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  • More common
    Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    blood in the urine
    blurred vision
    body aches or pain
    congestion
    cough or hoarseness
    cough producing mucus
    difficult or labored breathing
    dizziness
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    fever or chills
    headache
    lower back or side pain
    nervousness
    painful or difficult urination
    pounding in the ears
    rapid weight gain
    runny nose
    shortness of breath
    slow or fast heartbeat
    sweating
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    tightness in the chest
    tingling of the hands or feet
    trouble with swallowing
    unusual weight gain or loss
    voice changes
    wheezing
    Less common
    Abnormal growth filled with fluid or semisolid material
    ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
    arm, back, or jaw pain
    bleeding from the rectum or bloody stools
    blindness
    bloody nose
    burning while urinating
    burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
    change in bowel habits
    chest pain or discomfort
    chest tightness or heaviness
    chills
    confusion
    decrease in frequency of urination
    decrease in urine volume
    decreased vision
    difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
    difficulty with swallowing or eating
    dilated neck veins
    dry mouth
    fainting
    fast or irregular heartbeat
    fever
    irregular breathing
    joint stiffness or swelling
    lightheadedness
    loss of appetite
    lump or swelling in the abdomen
    nausea
    no blood pressure or pulse
    noisy breathing
    pain in the neck
    pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
    painful blisters on trunk of the body
    persistent non-healing sore
    rapid, shallow breathing
    reddish patch or irritated area
    sensation of pins and needles
    shiny bump
    stabbing pain
    stomach discomfort
    stopping of heart
    sunken eyes
    swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
    thirst
    tumor
    unconsciousness
    unexplained weight loss
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting
    weight gain
    white, yellow or waxy scar-like area
    wrinkled skin
    yellow skin or eyes
    Incidence not known
    Hives or welts
    itching
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    redness of the skin
    skin rash
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with bicalutamide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

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    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    breast pain
    constipation
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    diarrhea
    difficulty with moving
    dry skin
    hair loss or thinning of the hair
    heartburn
    inability to have or keep an erection
    indigestion
    lack or loss of strength
    leg cramps
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    loss of strength or energy
    muscle aching or cramping
    muscle pain or weakness
    nervousness
    pain in the pelvis
    pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
    passing of gas
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort
    stuffy or runny nose
    swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  • (oral tablet)