Ethylestrenol

Description

Ethylestrenol is an anabolic agent which is used for the development of muscle mass and bone growth in boys with short stature or delayed bone growth.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ethylestrenol

  • Acne
  • Increased hair growth
  • Voice changes
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness

Uses of Ethylestrenol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Delayed bone growth
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Prostate cancer

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with prostate cancer (a type of cancer that begins in a man's prostate gland) due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ethylestrenol or any other ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Other medicines

Ethylestrenol may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine increases muscle mass, bone growth, and promotes weight gain.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Androgens and anabolic steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 3 January 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/ethylestrenol#section=Information-Sources

Ethylestrenol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 20 May 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01493

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Information on this page was last updated on 20 May 2019

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