The Pharmacia & Upjohn Company's product, Halotestin is an oral steroid. Halotestin contains Fluoxymesterone, which is an androgenic hormone. The anabolic factor of Halotestin is slightly pronounced. Fluoxymesterone is a white or nearly white, fragrance-free, crystalline powder, which is practically indissoluble in water, thinly soluble in alcohol, and slightly soluble in chloroform.
The chemical formula of Halotestin is C20H29FO3, and its molecular weight is 336.4457. The corresponding word used for Halotestin include 9a-fluoro-11b-hydroxy-17a-methyltestosterone; 9fluoro-11, 17-dihydroxy-17-methyl-androst-4-en-3-one; 9-Fluoro-11beta, 17beta-dihydroxy-17-methylandrost-4-en-3-one, Androfluorene and Fluoxymestrone.
Each Halotestin pill has 2 mg, 5 mg or 10 mg fluoxymesterone. Its other inactive ingredients include sucrose, sorbic acid, corn starch, lactose, FD&C Yellow No. 5, calcium stearate and tragacanth. Additionally, the 2 mg tablet of Halotestin contains FD&C Yellow No. 6 and the 5 mg and 10 mg contain FD&C Blue No. 2.
Halotestin is primarily used when the jocks are more interested in forting up strength rather than building muscles. Weight lifters or power lifters who must stay within a definite weight class frequently make use of Halotestin as they are primarily interested in gaining strength without adding up body weight.
The common side effects linked with Halotestin are increased production of the sebaceous gland, acne, nasal bleeding, headaches, gastrointestinal pain and reduced production of the body hormones, irritation, aggressiveness, gynecomastia, high blood pressure level, and masculinization symptoms.
In muscle-building, Halotestin is taken while preparing for a competition. With a lower body fat content, Halotestin gives the muscleman a distinguishing muscle rigidity and distinctness. The normal dosage of Halotestin is 20-40 mg/ a day. Normally, muscle-builders are satisfied with 20-30 mg/ per day whereas weight or power lifters often take 40 mg/day or more. The daily quantity is generally broken up into two equal quantities taken mornings and evenings with lots of fluids. As the pills are 1 7-alpha alky-lated, they can be taken during meals without any loss in effect.