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Fluoxymesterone (By Mouth)

Fluoxymesterone (floo-ox-i-MES-te-rone)

Treats a lack of natural testosterone in males and breast cancer in women.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to fluoxymesterone, if you have serious heart, liver, or kidney disease, or if you are a man with breast cancer or prostate cancer. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.

If a dose is missed:

  • Use the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store the tablets at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor if you are using insulin shots, or warfarin (Coumadin®).
Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Talk with your doctor before using fluoxymesterone if you have liver, or kidney disease, heart failure, diabetes, an enlarged prostate, or high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia).
  • Do not breastfeed while using this medicine. Do not get pregnant while you are being treated with this medicine. Fluoxymesterone may cause birth defects or be harmful to an unborn baby.
  • If you are a young male receiving fluoxymesterone, you will have x-rays of your hands and wrists every six months to check your bone growth.
  • All patients using this medicine may need tests on a regular schedule to make sure the medicine is not causing harmful side effects.
  • Fluoxymesterone will not help you perform better in sports. This medicine should not be used for this purpose because of serious side effects.
  • Some brands of fluoxymesterone contain a yellow dye called tartrazine, which may cause severe allergic reactions. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to dyes or aspirin.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Swelling of hands, legs, or feet
  • Baldness
  • Acne
  • Changes in menstrual periods
  • Deepening of voice in women
  • Enlarged clitoris
  • Headache, anxiety
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Increase in facial hair in females
  • Frequent and long lasting erections
  • Changes in your skin color
  • Swollen breasts in men
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

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