Treating certain types of breast cancer in women who have been through menopause or whose ovaries no longer function. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Testolactone is an antineoplastic that is related to testosterone (male sex hormone) but has not been shown to have the masculine effects of testosterone. It works by blocking the production of estrogen, which helps prevent the growth of breast cancers that are activated by estrogen. It may also prevent tumor cells from being activated by other hormones.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Testolactone . 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 Testolactone . 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 Testolactone 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 Testolactone 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 Testolactone .
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; aches of the legs and arms; general body discomfort; hair loss; loss of appetite; nausea; redness of the tongue; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion; dizziness; increased thirst or urination; severe drowsiness; severe muscle weakness; swelling of the hands or feet.
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 Testolactone :
Store Testolactone at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Testolactone out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Testolactone . 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.