Fluoxymesterone, an androgenic hormone, is similar to the male hormone testosterone. It is prescribed for males when this hormone is absent or low or to treat delayed onset of puberty in males. It is also used in females with certain kinds of breast cancer.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Fluoxymesterone comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken once a day or three or four times a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take fluoxymesterone exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Continue to take fluoxymesterone even if you feel well. Do not stop taking fluoxymesterone without talking to your doctor.
Fluoxymesterone may cause an upset stomach. Take fluoxymesterone with food or milk.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Call your doctor for directions if you miss more than one dose.
enlargement of the breast
swelling or fluid retention
absence of menstrual periods
deepening of the voice or hoarseness
facial hair growth
tingling, prickling, burning, or tight sensations
increased number and/or duration of penile erections
decreased sperm production
increased blood cholesterol
increased blood calcium
skin rash, itching, or hives
yellowing of the skin or eyes
unusual or excessive bleeding
severe swelling or fluid retention
difficulty urinating (males)
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to fluoxymesterone.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Last Reviewed - 09/01/2010
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