What is this medicine?
FLUOXYMESTERONE (floo ox i MES te rone) is a male hormone, similar to testosterone. It is used to treat low testosterone levels in males and breast cancer in females.
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in mood, especially anger, depression, or rage
general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
in women: acne, change in monthly cycle, deep voice, enlarged clitoris, more face hair
loss of appetite, nausea
right upper belly pain
swelling of ankles, feet, hands
too frequent or persistent erections
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusually weak or tired
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
acne in men
change in sex drive or performance
What may interact with this medicine?
medicines for diabetes
medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
prostate cancer, enlargement
an unusual or allergic reaction to fluoxymesterone, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
This drug is banned from use by athletes in athletic organizations.
July 17, 2018