Halotestin 10 mg (Fluoxymesteron) 100 tabs
Halotestin 10 mg (Fluoxymesteron) is an androgen hormone therapy. Androgens are hormones that stimulate the development of male characteristics. Fluoxymesterone works as an androgen, which opposes the activity of estrogen, slowing the growth of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer.
How to take Fluoxymesterone
Fluoxymesterone comes in a tablet form to be taken orally (by mouth). The dose will depend upon the reason you are being prescribed the medication and may be given once a day or split up into 3-4 doses each day. You will have blood work monitored for high calcium levels and to monitor the function of your liver, since both can be affected by taking fluoxymesterone.
Storage and Handling
Store your medication in the original, labeled container at room temperature and in a dry location (unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider or pharmacist). Keep containers out of reach of children and pets.
Where do I get this medication?
This medication is available through retail and mail order pharmacies. Your oncology team will give you a prescription, which you can fill at your local pharmacy.
This medication may be covered under your prescription drug plan. Patient assistance may be available to qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage. Co-pay cards, which reduce the patient co-pay responsibility for eligible commercially (non-government sponsored) insured patients, may be available. Your care team can help you find these resources, if they are available.
A common side effect of fluoxymesterone is swelling of the face, hands and feet, or sudden weight gain, which can become uncomfortable and cause stress on the heart. Notify your provider if you notice any swelling to determine the best management.
Increased Appetite and Weight Gain
Because fluoxymesterone functions as an androgen it may increase your appetite and therefore cause weight gain. Speak to your provider about how a healthy diet and lifestyle can help manage this side effect.