Side Effects of Casodex

Casodex can cause serious side effects.

Get medical help right away, if you have:

  • Trouble breathing with or without a cough or fever. Some people who take Casodex get an inflammation in the lungs called interstitial lung disease.
  • An allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: itching of the skin, hives (raised bumps), swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, or trouble swallowing.
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, right upper stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite, chills, fever, whole body pain. These may be symptoms of liver damage.
  • Poor blood sugar control can happen in people who take Casodex in combination with LHRH medicines.
  • Enlargement of breast (gynecomastia) and breast pain.

The most common side effects of Casodex include:

  • hot flashes, or short periods of feeling warm and sweating
  • whole body pain in your back, pelvis, stomach
  • feeling weak
  • constipation
  • infection
  • nausea
  • swelling in your ankles, legs or feet
  • diarrhea
  • blood in your urine
  • waking from sleep to urinate at night
  • a decrease in red blood cells (anemia)
  • feeling dizzy

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Casodex. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.