Fluoxymesterone is used in men and boys to cure disorders caused by a lack of this hormone, such as delayed puberty or other hormonal imbalances.
Fluoxymesterone is administrated in women to cure breast cancer that was expanded to other organs of the body. Fluoxymesterone is managed to treat only the signs of metastatic breast cancer but does not cure cancer itself.
Contra – indications:
Fluoxymesterone can contraindicate to the birth of pregnant women or can cause birth disorders. Do not use if you are pregnant or intend to get pregnant. It is not indicated to use this medication if you are allergic to fluoxymesterone or have prostate cancer or male breast cancer.
The general adult dose for hypogonadism in male: 5 to 20 mg orally once a day or divided into 3 or 4 doses. It is advisable to start the treatment with full therapeutic doses that could be later adjusted to individual ones.
The common adult dose for breast cancer: 10 to 40 mg orally per day divided into 3 or 4 doses. The therapy period is minimum one month for a satisfying result, and from 2 to 3 months for a sure response. Females with disseminated breast carcinoma must have frequent monitoring of the urine and serum calcium levels during the fluoxymesterone therapy. Women should be periodically monitored for signs of virilization that is usual following androgen use at high doses. Contact the doctor if you meet any hoarseness, acne, changes in menstrual periods or increase in facial hair. Drug therapy should be stopped at the time of observing mild virilism in order to prevent unavoidable virilization. The doctor may decide that some virilization should be tolerated during the cure for a malignant disease.
The common adult dose for postmenopausal signs: 1 to 2 mg orally 2 times a day for 3 to 6 weeks. Fluoxymesterone is usually managed together with Ethinyl estradiol.
The general pediatric dose for delayed puberty in male: 2.5 to 20 mg orally per day or in 3 to 4 divided doses for up to 4 to 6 months. The dosage should be titrated with caution using a low dosage.
Fluoxymesterone is a human form of testosterone, a naturally produced sex hormone that is formed in a man's testicles. Low amounts of testosterone are also produced in a woman's ovaries and adrenal system.
Be aware while taking fluoxymesterone, tell your doctor if you have any of these signs: benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH); breast cancer; delayed puberty (unless you are taking fluoxymesterone to treat it); liver or kidney disease; diabetes; any debilitating condition; or heart disease, coronary artery disease (hardened arteries), congestive heart failure, or a history of heart attack.
Take into account your doctor's indications about the period you need to prevent pregnancy after your treatment ends.
It is not proved whether fluoxymesterone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. It is not indicated to breastfeed while you are taking fluoxymesterone.
Fluoxymesterone is harmful to bone growth in boys who are treated of delayed puberty. Bone growth may need to be observed with x-rays every 6 months during the cure.
Discontinue using fluoxymesterone and call your doctor if you meet: shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain; increased or ongoing erection of the penis; nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, muscle weakness, confusion, and feeling tired or restless; or upper stomach pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Women that follow fluoxymesterone therapy may develop male characteristics, which could be unavoidable if testosterone cure is continued. Stop following the therapy and contact the doctor if you observe any of these signs of high testosterone levels: changes in menstrual cycle; male-pattern hair growth (such as on the chin or chest); hoarse voice; or enlarged clitoris.
General side effects (in men or women) may include acne, changes in skin color; increased hair growth; male pattern baldness; increased or decreased interest in sex; breast swelling; a headache, anxiety, depression; or numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling.
Call the emergency if you took an overdose of fluoxymesterone.