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Brand Names: Android, Methitest, Testred

Generic Name: methyltestosterone (Pronunciation: METH il tes TOS te role)

What is methyltestosterone (Android, Methitest, Testred)?

Methyltestosterone is a man-made form of testosterone, a naturally occurring sex hormone that is produced in a man's testicles. Small amounts of testosterone are also produced in a woman's ovaries and adrenal system.

Methyltestosterone is used in men and boys to treat conditions caused by a lack of this hormone, such as delayed puberty or other hormonal imbalances. Methyltestosterone is also used in women to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

Methyltestosterone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of methyltestosterone (Android, Methitest, Testred)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • increased or ongoing erection of the penis;
  • bone pain, increased thirst, memory problems, restless feeling, confusion, nausea, loss of appetite, increased urination, weakness, muscle twitching; or
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Women receiving methyltestosterone may develop male characteristics, which could be irreversible if testosterone treatment is continued. Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you notice any of these signs of excess testosterone:

  • changes in menstrual periods;
  • male-pattern hair growth (such as on the chin or chest);
  • hoarse voice; or
  • enlarged clitoris.

Less serious side effects (in men or women) may include:

  • acne, changes in skin color;
  • breast swelling;
  • male pattern baldness;
  • headache, anxiety, depressed mood;
  • mild nausea;
  • numbness or tingly feeling; or
  • increased or decreased interest in sex.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about methyltestosterone (Android, Methitest, Testred)?

Methyltestosterone can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to methyltestosterone, or have prostate cancer or male breast cancer.

Before receiving methyltestosterone, tell your doctor if you have benign prostatic hypertrophy, breast cancer, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, liver or kidney disease, heart disease, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, or a history of heart attack.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Methyltestosterone can affect bone growth in boys who are treated for delayed puberty. Bone development may need to be checked with x-rays every 6 months during treatment.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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