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Methyltestosterone

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Notes
Related terms
Uses
Dosing
Safety
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Notes

    Related terms
    • U.S. Brand Names: Android®;MethitestT;Testred®
    • Pharmacologic Category: Androgen

    Uses
    • It is used to treat breast cancer in women.
    • It is used to treat delays in a man's growth.
    • It is used to treat impotence.
    • It is used to treat low testosterone levels.
    • It is used to add testosterone to the body.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
    • Cheek tablet:
    • Place tablet in your mouth above a rear molar tooth between the upper cheek and gum and let melt.
    • Do not chew, break, or crush.

    Missed Dose

    • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
    • Do not take two doses or extra doses.
    • Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Protect from water. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

    Safety



    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to methyltestosterone or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
    • If you are man and have breast cancer or prostate cancer.
    • If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
    • If you are breast-feeding.

    Precautions

    • If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
    • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with your doctor.
    • If you have liver disease, talk with your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Use birth control that you can trust to stop pregnancy while taking this drug and for 1 month after stopping this drug.
    • If you are a man and have sex, protect your partner from pregnancy. Use birth control that you can trust.

    Side Effects

    • Pimples (acne).
    • Emotional ups and downs.
    • Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
    • Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal.
    • For men, enlarged breasts.
    • For women, breast soreness.

    Monitoring

    • Change in the health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
    • Follow up with the doctor.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • A big weight gain.
    • Erection that lasts more than 4 hours.
    • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
    • Very bad swelling.
    • Not able to pass urine.
    • Very nervous and excitable.
    • Feeling very tired or weak.
    • Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
    • For women, a deep voice, facial hair, pimples, or period changes.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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