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Nandrolone - Intramuscular - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Nandrolone helps strengthen thin and weak bones in post menopausal women who have or are at risk of osteoporosis. This medicine helps stop the loss of bone, increase bone mass and reduce the chances of getting a fracture.

How do I use this medicine?

Nandrolone is to be given intramuscularly (into the muscle such as the buttocks, upper leg or upper arm).

Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection for you.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Ensure that you keep all appointments with your doctor so that you do not miss any dose. Your doctor also needs to regularly monitor your response to Nandrolone.

If you miss an appointment or miss an injection, alert your doctor or nurse. A replacement appointment or injection should be given as soon as possible.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- porphyria (an inherited disorder that may cause skin or nerve problems)
- nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys)
- allergic to peanut or soya
as Nandrolone may not be suitable for you.

Do not use Nandrolone if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. If you become pregnant while being treated with this medicine, alert your doctor immediately. Nandrolone may cause harm to your unborn child. You must use proven birth control methods while using this medicine.

Do not breastfeed while being treated with Nandrolone.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease or high blood pressure
- epilepsy (fits or seizures)
- migraine
- diabetes
- tumour
- kidney disease
- liver disease

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.

For as long as you are using Nandrolone, you may need to have regular blood tests to check your body's response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

What side effects could I experience?

Nandrolone may cause any of the following side effects: pain at the injection site, swelling of the ankles or feet, acne, nausea, vomiting and changes in skin color.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:

- hoarseness of the voice
- irregular menstrual cycles
- enlargement of the clitoris
- increased body or facial hair

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- blood-thinning medicine e.g. warfarin
- medicines for diabetes e.g. insulin

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Nandrolone - Intramuscular and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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