Chemical Name: 9a-fluoro-11b, 17b-dihydroxy-17a-methyl-4-androsten-3-one, 9a-fluoro-11b-hydroxy-17a-methyltestosterone
Molecular Weight: 336.441 g/mol
Half Life: 9.5 hours
Anabolic/Androgenic Rating: 1900/850
What is Halotestin?
Halotestin is trade name for Fluoxymesterone, one of the best steroids to taking care of testosterone deficiency. Halotestin is useful to stimulate red blood cell production by releasing erythropoietin from your kidneys. Halotestin demonstrates strong androgenic properties and allows you to gain lean muscle mass and at the same time improve endurance and body strength levels. Halotestin classified as an androgen, which means it produces or stimulates development of male characteristics.
How it Works:
Hormones are actually a chemical substance that produced by glands in the body which enter your bloodstream and affect the other tissues. For instance, the testosterone hormone is made in testicles, it responsible for male characteristics like deepening your voice and increased the body hair on you. The Halotestin can be used as hormone therapy to treat cancer based on previous research that receptors for specific hormones would be much needed for cell growth on the surface of tumor cells. Hormone therapy could work really well by stopping the production process of certain hormone, blocking some of hormone receptors and substitute chemically similar agents for the active hormone which can’t be used by tumor cell. If you want to take the therapy, you should well – informed that there are different types of hormone therapies categorized by their function and the type of hormone it’s affected. This is the ultimate reason why I strongly encourage you to talk first to your health care professional about any specific medical conditions and treatments. After all, there is nothing that can substitute medical advice. Halotestin is a pill and is taken orally. The amount of Halotestin you receive would be depends on your height, weight, general health, the type of cancer or condition being treated and any other health problem. Overall, your doctor would determine your dose and schedule of your treatment. Halotestin is used to treat breast cancer as the palliative treatment for recurrent estrogen – receptor for positive breast cancer. Halotestin already being approved for one use and the physicians might tend to use the same drug for other problem if they believe it might be useful for their patient.
Halotestin might cause side effects to patients taking it as treatment. The common side effect could be deepening of voice, clitoral enlargement, swelling on your face, hands or feet, acne, loss of fertility (your ability to conceive might affected, discuss the issue further with your health care provider) and some of women get absence of menstrual periods. The other less common side effects would be the facial hair growth on women, increased appetite (or weight gain), nausea, temporary decrease in thyroid hormone and increased or decreased libido. There is an extremely rare side effect if you use Halotestin in long term use, a chance of development of liver tumor, liver cancer and any other liver problems on your body. After all, you need to inform your health care provider at the exact time you notice any unusual symptoms on your body. The precautions action you should take before taking Halotestin treatment is make sure to tell your doctor about any medications you are taking. After all, the Halotestin could affect serum glucose level in diabetic patient. If you had diabetes, always remember to monitor your glucose carefully because the medication to treat the diabetes might need to be altered. The same thing happens when you are pregnant or pregnant prior because Halotestin might cause fetal harm. That’s why Halotestin shouldn’t be given to women who pregnant or intends to become pregnant. You also can’t breastfeed your child while taking the Halotestin treatment.
Tips for your self – care
While you take the Halotestin treatment, it would be better if you drink at least two or three quarts of fluid a day (unless you are instructed differently). If you get hot flashes, you can wear light clothing, stays in cool environment and put the cool cloth on your head. It would reduce the symptoms.