Used as part of a program to regain weight lost after surgery, illness, trauma, or as a result of treatment with certain steroids. Also treats bone pain caused by osteoporosis. This medicine is an anabolic steroid.
You should not use this medicine if you have male or female breast cancer, prostate cancer, kidney problems, or high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia). Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant.
Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
This medicine is not for long-term use.It is most often used for a total of 2 to 4 weeks. Your doctor may then repeat your treatment after a rest period.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using other steroids, blood thinners (warfarin, Coumadin®), or oral diabetes medicine (such as glipizide, glyburide, metformin, Actos®, Avandia®, Glucotrol®, Glucophage®, Glucovance®).
Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast feeding, or if you have heart disease, high cholesterol, liver disease, kidney disease, prostate problems, or hemophilia (bleeding disorders). Tell your doctor if you have diabetes or have recently had a heart attack.
Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.Children using this medicine may need to have their bone growth rate checked with x-rays every few months.
Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
This medicine will not enhance or improve athletic performance or ability.