Oxymetholone may cause serious liver and spleen problems, including the formation of blood-filled cysts within the liver and spleen and the formation of liver tumors. Liver failure or severe internal bleeding may sometimes result. If you develop sudden dizziness, weakness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dark urine, or yellowing of the skin or eyes, contact your doctor immediately.
Oxymetholone may cause changes in lipid levels in the blood, which can affect your risk of developing blockages in the arteries (atherosclerosis) or coronary artery disease. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about taking Oxymetholone .
Treating certain types of anemia. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Oxymetholone is an androgen hormone. It works by increasing the production of erythropoietin, a chemical in the body that increases the production of red blood cells.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Oxymetholone . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Oxymetholone . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Oxymetholone may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Oxymetholone as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Oxymetholone .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abnormal skin sensations; acne; anxiety; baldness; changes in sexual desire; general body discomfort; headache.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); breast growth; changes in menstrual periods; changes in skin color; deepening of the voice; depression; frequent or persistent erections; hoarseness; mood or mental problems; more hair on the face; nausea; new lumps or pain; swelling of arms or legs; trouble sleeping; trouble urinating; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting; weight gain; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Oxymetholone :
Store Oxymetholone between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Oxymetholone out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Oxymetholone . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.