Fluoxymesterone is used for treating a deficiency of the male hormone testosterone when the body does not make enough. Halotestin is also used to stimulate puberty in males with delayed puberty. Treating advanced breast cancer in women who are 1 to 5 years past menopause. Fluoxymesterone is an androgen. Halotestin works by stimulating normal growth and development of the male sex organs and maintaining normal secondary sex characteristics. It is unknown exactly how Fluoxymesterone works to treat breast cancer.
Use Fluoxymesterone as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Fluoxymesterone may be taken with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
Missed dose of Halotestin:
If you miss a dose of this medicine and your dosing schedule is:
One dose a day – Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if you do not remember it until the next day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
More than one dose a day – Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.
Storage – To store Halotestin:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store the tablets in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
Halotestin Side effects:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Changes in sexual desire; absence of menstrual flow; acne; breast swelling or tenderness; deepening of voice; growth of facial hair; headache; irregular menstrual flow; mood changes; painful, prolonged erection or swelling of the clitoris.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); ankle swelling; change in skin color; nausea; vomiting or weight gain.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.