Androcal tablets


  • Active Ingredient: Bicalutamide
  • 50 mg
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What is Androcal?

The active ingredient of Androcal brand is bicalutamide. Bicalutamide is an anti-androgen. It works in the body by preventing the actions of androgens (male hormones). Bicalutamide has a molecular weight of 430.37. The pKa' is approximately 12. Bicalutamide is a fine white to off-white powder which is practically insoluble in water at 37В°C (5 mg per 1000 mL), slightly soluble in chloroform and absolute ethanol, sparingly soluble in methanol, and soluble in acetone and tetrahydrofuran. Bicalutamide is a racemate with its antiandrogenic activity being almost exclusively exhibited by the R-enantiomer of Bicalutamide; the S-enantiomer is essentially inactive. The inactive ingredients of Bicalutamide tablets, USP are lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose E5, polyethylene glycol 400, povidone K 30, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide. Bicalutamide tablets, USP 50 mg meets USP Dissolution Test 2.

Used for

Androcal is used to treat diseases such as: Prostate Cancer.

Side Effect

Possible side effects of Androcal include: lower back or side pain; dryness or soreness of the throat; tightness in the chest; redness of the skin; dizziness.

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OTHER NAME(S): Androcal Tablet

Androcal is used to treat prostate cancer. This medication works by blocking the action of male hormones in the prostate, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

This medication should not be used in women and children.

ChemoExperts Tips

  • Gynecomastia (swelling of the breast tissue) has mostly been reported in trials of Androcal using the 150 mg daily dose. The frequency of gynecomastia with 50 mg daily is rare
  • Androcal may be given days or weeks before starting an injectable medication known as a LHRH agonist (example: leuprolide acetate, Lupron® or Eligard®). The timing is important to prevent tumor flare.
  • A pharmacist should ALWAYS review your medication list to ensure that drug interactions are prevented or managed appropriately
  • Clinical trials may exist for prostate cancer. Ask your doctor if any studies are currently enrolling in your area. If not, go to to search for other centers offering study medications

About bicalutam >

Androcal belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-androgens. This means that it blocks the actions of male sex hormones called androgens and it also reduces the amount of male hormones (such as testosterone) that your body produces.

How should this medicine be used?

Androcal comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once a day, either in the morning or evening. Take Androcal at around the same time every day. You should begin taking Androcal on the same day you begin injecting the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Androcal exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Androcal along with the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone may help stop the growth and spread of cancer cells but does not cure prostate cancer. Continue to take both Androcal and the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone even if you feel better. Do not stop taking these medications without talking to your doctor.

What is Androcal, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

Androcal is an oral medication that is used for treating cancer of the prostate. It belongs to a class of drugs called anti-androgens which includes flutamide (Eulexin) and nilutamide (Nilandron). Androgens (an example of which is testosterone) are hormones that are produced and released by the adrenal glands. They are responsible for supporting (stimulating) tissues that primarily are thought of as male, for example, the male prostate gland. Male traits that also are influenced by androgens include facial and body hair, and small breasts. Anti-androgens prevent the action of androgens by blocking the receptors for androgens on the cells of tissues, for example, the cells of the prostate gland. In addition to normal prostate cells, androgens also have been shown to stimulate the growth of cancer cells within the prostate. Androcal is thought to prevent the growth of prostate cancer by blocking the effects of androgens on the cancer cells. Androcal was approved by the FDA in 1995.

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