Cosalon is a brand-name medication manufactured by Celon Labs. It contains the active ingredient Bicalutamide and is available in the form of tablets with a strength of 50 mg. It is primarily used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Cosalon is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It belongs to a class of medications known as antiandrogens, which work by blocking the effects of male sex hormones on the prostate gland.
How to Use:
Cosalon should be used as directed by a healthcare professional. The tablet should be taken orally, with or without food. It is important to take the medication at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level of the medication in the body. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual’s condition and response to the medication.
Cosalon should be stored at room temperature (25°C) in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. It should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of Action:
Bicalutamide, the active ingredient in Cosalon, works by blocking the action of androgens (male sex hormones) on the prostate gland. This helps to slow down the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells.
Before starting treatment with Cosalon, it is important to inform a healthcare professional about any medical conditions or allergies. This medication may cause liver problems, so regular liver function tests may be required. It is also important for men taking Cosalon to use appropriate contraceptive methods, as this medication can harm an unborn baby.
Cosalon is contraindicated in individuals who are allergic to Bicalutamide or any other ingredients in the medication. It should not be used by women, children, or individuals with severe liver disease.
Cosalon may interact with certain medications, including warfarin, phenytoin, and certain HIV medications. It is important to inform a healthcare professional about all medications being taken before starting treatment with Cosalon.
In case of an overdose of Cosalon, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. The symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and seizures.
Common side effects of Cosalon may include hot flashes, breast swelling or tenderness, decreased sex drive, impotence, or diarrhea. Some individuals may experience more serious side effects such as liver problems, difficulty breathing, chest pain, or swelling of the hands or feet. Any unusual or severe side effects should be reported to a healthcare professional promptly.