This medication is
used to help people regain weight they have lost due to certain
medical conditions (such as surgery, chronic infection, trauma, long term use
of corticosteroid medication such as hydrocortisone/prednisone). It is
also used to relieve bone pain due to bone loss (osteoporosis). Oxandrolone belongs
to a class of drugs known as anabolic steroids. These drugs are similar to
male hormones made by the body.
Nausea, vomiting, headache, skin color
changes, increased/decreased sexual interest, oily skin, hair loss,
and acne may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell
your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has
judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many
people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:
mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, depression, increased
anger), trouble sleeping/snoring.
you are male, tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious
side effects occur: trouble urinating, breast swelling/tenderness,
too frequent/prolonged erections.
males may have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours. If this
occurs, stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention, or permanent
problems could occur.
medication can decrease sperm production, an effect that may
lower male fertility. Consult your doctor for more details.
you are female, tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but
serious side effects occur: deepening of the voice, hoarseness, unusual
facial/body hair growth, enlarged clitoris, irregular menstrual
medication can cause your body to hold on to extra body water (edema). This can
increase your risk of heart failure. Tell your doctor right away if any of
these unlikely but serious signs of water retention or heart failure occur:
shortness of breath, swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden
very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek
immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic
reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
using oxandrolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain
inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should
not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine,
consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: breast cancer in
men, prostate cancer, certain mineral imbalance (high calcium blood level).
using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,
especially of: heart disease (such as heart failure, chest
pain, heart attack), liver problems, kidney problems, other
types of cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, enlarged
prostate, breathing problems (such as sleep apnea, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), diabetes.
you have diabetes, this product may lower your blood sugar. Check
your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your
doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of low blood
sugar, such as sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred
vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. Your doctor may need to adjust
your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
your doctor if you become bed-ridden (unable to walk) for a prolonged time
while using this medication. Your doctor may monitor your blood calcium level
to prevent problems.
is advised when using this drug in older adults because they may be at greater
risk for prostate/liver problems and swelling of arms/legs.
is advised when using this drug in children because bone growth may be
affected, causing shorter adult height. Your childs doctor will monitor growth
and bone development during treatment.
medication must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby.
Discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth
control pills) with your doctor. If you become pregnant or think you
may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.
is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. It may affect
milk production and it may harm a nursing infant. Breast-feeding while
using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.