Oxymetholone - Oxymetholone is an anabolic steroid, which is a man-made form of a hormone similar to testosterone.
Oxymetholone is used to treat certain types of anemia (lack of red blood cells), including aplastic anemia, myelofibrosis, or hypoplastic anemia caused by chemotherapy.
Oxymetholone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Pharmacology: Suppresses gonadotropic functions of the pituitary and may exert a direct effect upon the testes.
Enhances the production and urinary excretion of erythropoietin in patients with anemias caused by bone marrow failure and stimulates erythropoiesis in anemias caused by deficient RBC production.
Indication: Treatment of anemias caused by deficient RBC production. Acquired aplastic anemia, congenital aplastic anemia, myelofibrosis, and the hypoplastic anemias caused by administration of myelotoxic drugs often respond.
Adult: 1-5 mg/kg/day for 3-6 mth.
Anaemias; hereditary angioedema; growth retardation