Generic Name : Fosfestrol Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy ICD Code : Y43.3
Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy
International- Honvan. 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):
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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