Pharmacological action OXYMEX (Oxymethalone) 50mg
Anabolic steroid (agent that increases the protein synthesis). Stimulates the production of erythropoietin (stimulator of hematopoietic function of the spinal cord), activates hematopoiesis (blood formation). The use of the drug leads to increased synthesis of hemoglobin.
Indications for use
Aplastic anemia (decrease in the blood content of erythrocytes associated with reduced hematopoietic function of bone marrow) refractory (difficult to treat) anemia; myelosuppression (suppression of bone marrow activity) as a result of treatment with cytostatics (substances that inhibit cell division) or radiotherapy.
Method of application OXYMEX (Oxymethalone) 50mg
Adults appoint 2-5 mg/kg of body weight per day. Course duration – up to 6 months. The dose and the duration of the course should be changed depending on therapeutic effect. In applying the drug in the complex therapy with cytostatic agents or radiation therapy the maximum daily dose is 150 mg.
Drug treatment is preferably carried out under control of blood coagulation.
Oxymetholone is prescribed in combination with other drugs used to treat anemia.
Side effects OXYMEX (Oxymethalone) 50mg
Hepatotoxicity (damaging effects on the liver), virilization (the appearance of masculine traits in women /coarsening of voice, muscle development etc./ under the action of male sex hormones), nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, vomiting, diarrhea; concomitant anticoagulant (preventing blood clotting) therapy – bleeding.
Carcinoma (cancer) of the prostate, carcinoma of the breast in men, nephrosis (kidney disease characterized by lesions of the renal tubules with the development of edema and the appearance of protein in the urine), nephrotic form of glomerulonephritis (chronic bilateral inflammation of the kidneys, characterized by swelling, the appearance of protein in the urine, often a decrease in blood pressure), expressed violation of liver function, pregnancy, hypersensitivity to the drug. The drug is not prescribed to children.
The drug should not be used for muscle building due to serious side effects.