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fluoxymesterone (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fluoxymesterone (Androxy)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to fluoxymesterone, or if you have:

  • prostate cancer;
  • male breast cancer; or
  • if you are pregnant.

To make sure you can safely take fluoxymesterone, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH);
  • breast cancer;
  • delayed puberty (unless you are taking fluoxymesterone to treat it);
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • any debilitating condition; or
  • heart disease, coronary artery disease (hardened arteries), congestive heart failure, or a history of heart attack.

FDA pregnancy category X. This medication can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use fluoxymesterone if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use effective birth control while you are using this medication.

It is not known whether fluoxymesterone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking fluoxymesterone.

Fluoxymesterone can affect bone growth in boys who are treated for delayed puberty. Bone development may need to be checked with x-rays every 6 months during treatment.

How should I take fluoxymesterone (Androxy)?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested often. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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