Fluoxymesterone - Drug Information

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General Information on Fluoxymesterone

Generic Name : Fluoxymesterone

Pronunciation : floo ox I mes'te rone

Latest prescription information about Fluoxymesterone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fluoxymesterone

International- Halotestin.

Why is Fluoxymesterone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an androgenic hormone, prescribed for male hypogonadism, delayed puberty in males and for breast cancer treatment in women.  It works by stimulating normal growth and development of the male sex organs and maintaining normal secondary sex characteristics.

When should Fluoxymesterone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in men with breast cancer, prostate cancer, pregnant women, patients with serious liver or kidney disease and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

What is the dosage of Fluoxymesterone?

Adult- PO- Male hypogonadism- The recommended daily dose is 5 to 20 mg.
Breast Cancer in women- The recommended total daily dose for palliative therapy is 10 to 40 mg.

How should Fluoxymesterone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fluoxymesterone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of sugar, migraine headaches, heart, liver or kidney disease, high blood cholesterol, depression, enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, any blood disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, and breastfeeding.
Monitor liver function and blood cholesterol levels regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Fluoxymesterone?

   Genitourinary:
Female: Absence of menstrual periods and other menstrual virilization of external genitalia of the female fetus.
Male: Breast enlargement, excessive frequency and duration of penile erections. Oligospermia may occur at high dosage.
   Skin : Abnormal hair growth, male pattern baldness and pimples.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and jaundice.
   Blood : Suppression of clotting and polycythemia.
   Central Nervous system : Increased or decreased libido, headache, anxiety, depression and tingling.
   Allergic : Hypersensitivity, including skin manifestations and anaphylactoid reactions.

What are the other precautions for Fluoxymesterone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Fluoxymesterone?

Store the medication at controlled room temperature 20 to 25°C.

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