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Oxymetholone Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 50 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for Anemia

Anemias caused by deficient red cell production:
1 to 5 mg/kg/day orally. Usual effective dose is 1 to 2 mg/kg/day. Response is often not immediate. Give for a minimum trial of 3 to 6 months.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Anemia

Anemias caused by deficient red cell production:
1 to 5 mg/kg/day orally. Usual effective dose is 1 to 2 mg/kg/day. Response is often not immediate. Give for a minimum trial of 3 to 6 months.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Anabolic/androgenic steroids should be used very cautiously in children and only by specialists who are aware of their effects on bone maturation.

Anabolic agents may accelerate epiphyseal maturation more rapidly than linear growth in children, and the effect may continue for 6 months after the drug has been stopped. Therefore, therapy should be monitored by X-ray studies at 6 month intervals in order to avoid the risk of compromising the adult height.

Dialysis

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