Halotestin (chemical name: fluoxymesterone), is an anabolic steroid, a type of hormonal therapy.

Brand name: Halotestin

Chemical name: Fluoxymesterone

Class: Anabolic steroid, a type of hormonal therapy. No other anabolic steroids are used to treat breast cancer.

How it works: Anabolic steroids lower the amount of estrogen in the body.

Uses: Halotestin is used to treat advanced-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.

How it's given: Halotestin is taken orally as a pill.

Additional information: Halotestin is used only occasionally because other hormonal therapy medicines such as tamoxifen and the aromatase inhibitors are generally more effective.

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— Last updated on July 27, 2022, 1:45 PM