BICALUTAMIDE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • anemia
  • high blood pressure
  • trouble breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • the inability to have an erection
  • enlarged breasts
  • breast pain
  • muscle pain
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • decreased appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • urination during the night
  • generalized weakness

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • depression
  • difficult or painful urination
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • abnormal liver function tests

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • muscle weakness
  • bone pain
  • flu-like symptoms
  • headache
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
  • a heart attack
  • chronic heart failure
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • blood coming from anus
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • sepsis

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high cholesterol
  • dehydration
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • dry mouth
  • black tarry stools
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • dry skin
  • hives
  • neck pain
  • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
  • fainting
  • fever
  • chills
  • nosebleed
  • difficulty swallowing
  • high blood sugar
  • nervousness
  • urinary urgency, or the sudden urge to urinate
  • intense abdominal pain

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