Fosfestrol - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Fosfestrol

Generic Name : Fosfestrol
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Fosfestrol are provided here.

Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y43.3 Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fosfestrol

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International :


Why is Fosfestrol Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Fosfestrol not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Fosfestrol?

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 should Fosfestrol 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fosfestrol?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, liver impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Slow infusion is not recommended.

What are the side effects of Fosfestrol?

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

What are the other precautions for Fosfestrol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fosfestrol?

Store it at room temperature.
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