Fosfestrol - Drug Information

Generic Name : Fosfestrol

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Latest prescription information about Fosfestrol. 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 : Y43.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Name(s): 

India : 

International : 


Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 

This medication is a hormonal chemotherapy agent, prescribed for malignant neoplasms. Especially used in the treatment of prostate cancer.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Pregnancy Category :


Category X :

Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 

Adult: PO- As Na: 360-480 mg 3 times/day. Maintenance: 120-240 mg 3 times/day. IV- As Na: Initial: 600-1,200 mg/day via slow injection for 5-10 days, then 300 mg/day for 10-20 days.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, liver impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Slow infusion is not recommended.

Side Effects : 

Nausea, fluid retention, arterial and venous thrombosis, impotence, breast enlargement in male, withdrawal bleeding, increase in blood calcium level and bone pain.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature.

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jonahzaha  Saturday, November 08, 2014
my father is on honvan tab for last 45 days, now he complaints that his mouth is full of bitterness that is why he dont like to eat anything. can any body solve this problem. please suggest.
tgpankaj  Saturday, January 11, 2014
How can I get this product in San Diego, Ca. USA
Doctorbru  Thursday, September 26, 2013
How do I order Honvan 120 mg tablets
Charles77  Friday, February 01, 2013
HI, my father is following two doctors , but one of them is recommending iv and other oral honvan. My father has metastatic prostate CA with PSA66. PBC
pbc180  Friday, November 16, 2012

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