Halotestin is mainly a prescription medication. This is mainly used for treating symptoms of Hypogonadism as well as Metastatic breast cancer in males and females respectively. This medication can be used along with other medications.
Important facts to know about halotestin
Fluoxymesterone is mainly the active ingredient of halotestin. This is mainly a derivative of cortisol. This mainly reduces CBG levels. This mainly helps to release the pool of free cortisol into the blood. This preparation mainly affects the transformation of glucocorticoid components.
Fluoxymesterone is mainly a white, odor free, crystalline powder. This ingredient mainly melts at or about 240° C. with some decomposition. This is mainly insoluble in water. This is slightly soluble in alcohol, as well as chloroform.
In the case of male hypogonadism, for the entire replacement in the hypogonadal male, the daily recommended dose is 5 to 20 mg which will be sufficient in the majority of patients. It is mainly preferable to begin treatment with full therapeutic doses which are later adjusted to the needs of the individual.
In the case of inoperable carcinoma of the breast in the female, the daily dose is around 10 to 40 mg.
The dosage of this medication mainly varies depending upon the condition of the individual, as well as its severity. The daily oral dose of this medication may be given singly or may be separated into three or four doses. This medication mainly interacts with blood thinners or corticosteroids.
A few of the common side effects of this medication includes:
Some of the common side effects of this medication (fluoxymesterone) mainly include:
- OIly skin
- Change in skin color
- Increase or decrease in sexual interest
- hair loss, and
It is necessary to inform the healthcare provider if the patients is taking any other medication.