Fluoxymesterone, an androgenic hormone, is similar to the male hormone testosterone.
Fluoxymesterone, an androgenic hormone, is similar to the male hormone testosterone. It is prescribed for males when this hormone is absent or low or to treat delayed onset of puberty in males.Fluoxymesterone is an oral steroid which was introduced on the market by Upjohn Company in 1957. Its fluoxymesterone substance is a precursor of methyltestosterone which, through changes in the chemical structure, was made much more androgenic than testosterone. The anabolic component of Fluoxymesterone is only slightly pronounced. Based on its characteristics Fluoxymesterone is used mainly when the athlete is more interested in a strength buildup rather than in a muscle gain. Powerlifters and weightlifters who must stay within a certain weight class often use Fluoxymesterone because they are primarily interested in a strength gain without adding body weight. In bodybuilding this drug is almost exclusively taken during preparation for a competition. Since the substance is strongly androgenic while at the same time aromatizing very poorly, Fluoxymesterone helps the athlete obtain an elevated androgen level while keeping the estrogen concentration low. With a lower body fat content Fluoxymesterone gives the bodybuilder a distinctive muscle hardness and sharpness. Although the muscle diameter does not increase, it appears more massive since the muscle density is improved. The generally observed dose is normally 20-40 mg/day. Bodybuilders are usually satisfied with 20-30 mg/day while powerlifters often take 40 mg/day or more. The daily dosage is usually split into two equal amounts and taken mornings and evenings with plenty of fluids. Since the tablets are 17-alpha alkylated, they can be taken during meals without any loss in effect.