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Oxandrin

Oxandrin®
(oxandrolone) Tablets, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Oxandrin® (oxandrolone) oral tablets contain 2.5 mg or 10 mg of the anabolic steroid oxandrolone.

Oxandrolone is 17β-hydroxy-17α-methyl-2-oxa-5α-androstan-3-one with the following structural formula:

Oxandrin® (oxandrolone) Structural Formula Illustration

Inactive ingredients include cornstarch, lactose, magnesium stearate, and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

What are the possible side effects of oxandrolone (Oxandrin)?

In rare cases, serious and even fatal cases of liver problems have developed during treatment with oxandrolone. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience abdominal pain, light colored stools, dark colored urine, unusual fatigue, nausea or vomiting, or yellowing of the skin or eyes. These may be early signs of liver problems.

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or...

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What are the precautions when taking oxandrolone (Oxandrin)?

Before 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).

Before 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,...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/31/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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