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    Information about Fosfestrol

    Fosfestrol uses

    Fosfestrol is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

    How fosfestrol works

    Prostate cancer cells need testosterone to grow. Fosfestrol works by decreasing the amount of testosterone (natural hormone in males) in men. As a result, the spread and growth of prostate cancer stops or slows down.

    Common side effects of fosfestrol

    Abdominal pain, Breast enlargement, Fever, Jaundice
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MBA (Hospital Management), MD (Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    22 Mar 2019 | 12:32 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Fosfestrol

    • Fosfestrol helps in the treatment of hormone-dependent prostate cancer.
    • It shrinks the tumor thereby also improving urinary symptoms such as poor urine flow.
    • Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or liver disease.

    Frequently asked questions for Fosfestrol


    Q. What is Fosfestrol and what is it used for?

    Fosfestrol is a synthetic estrogen hormone. It is used in the treatment of prostate cancer in males.

    Q. How and in what dose should I take Fosfestrol?

    Take this medicine as per the advice by your doctor. However, you must try to take Fosfestrol at the same time each day, to ensure the consistent levels of the medicine in your body.

    Q. What are the common side effects which I may experience while taking Fosfestrol?

    The common side effects associated with Fosfestrol are abdominal cramps, impotence, skin rashes, visual disturbances, jaundice, abnormal enlargement of breasts in men (gynecomastia), and fever. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 March, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)