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All about: Methyltestosterone

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Generic Name: Methyltestosterone Capsules and Tablets (meth-ill-tess-TOSS-te-rone)
Brand Name: Examples include Android and Testred

Methyltestosterone is used for:

Replacing the hormone testosterone when the body does not make enough and stimulating puberty. Treating advanced breast cancer in women who are 1 to 5 years postmenopause or premenopausal women with a hormone-sensitive tumor.

Methyltestosterone is an androgen hormone. It works by increasing the level of testosterone in the blood.

Do NOT use Methyltestosterone if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Methyltestosterone
  • you are or may become pregnant
  • you have cancer of the prostate or breast

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Methyltestosterone :

Some medical conditions may interact with Methyltestosterone . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a history of diabetes, an enlarged prostate, heart, kidney, or liver disease, or liver cancer

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Methyltestosterone . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), carbamazepine, insulin, or oxyphenbutazone because the risk of side effects may be increased by Methyltestosterone

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Methyltestosterone may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Methyltestosterone :

Use Methyltestosterone as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Methyltestosterone by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • If you miss a dose of Methyltestosterone , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Methyltestosterone .

Important safety information:

  • Diabetes patients - Methyltestosterone may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Methyltestosterone has not been shown to be safe and effective for the enhancement of athletic performance.
  • Lab tests, including urine and blood calcium levels, liver function tests, bone growth and development, and blood cell counts, may be performed while you use Methyltestosterone . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use Methyltestosterone with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.
  • Methyltestosterone should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Methyltestosterone may speed up bone development in children, which could result in children not reaching their full growth potential. Talk with your doctor for more information.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not use Methyltestosterone if you are pregnant. Avoid becoming pregnant while you are taking it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. It is not known if Methyltestosterone is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while using Methyltestosterone .

Possible side effects of Methyltestosterone :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Abnormal hair growth; abnormal skin sensations; acne; anxiety; baldness; breast growth; changes in sexual desire; general body discomfort; headache; mood changes.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); ankle swelling; changes in menstrual periods; changes in skin color; deepening of the voice; depression; frequent or persistent erections; hoarseness; more hair on the face; nausea; new lumps or pain; trouble urinating; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting; weight gain; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Methyltestosterone :

Store Methyltestosterone at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep Methyltestosterone out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Methyltestosterone , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Methyltestosterone is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Methyltestosterone . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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