Methyltestosterone tablets or capsules
What is this medicine?
METHYLTESTOSTERONE (meth uhl tes TOS ter one) is a male hormone. This medicine is used to treat low testosterone levels in males. It is also used to treat certain breast cancers in women.
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in mood, especially anger, depression, or rage
in women: acne, change in monthly cycle, deep voice, enlarged clitoris, more face hair
swelling of the ankles or legs
too frequent or persistent erections
trouble passing urine
unusual bleeding or bruising
yellowing of eyes, skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
acne in men
change in sex drive or performance
What may interact with this medicine?
medicines for diabetes
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
other medical condition
an unusual or allergic reaction to methyltestosterone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. You will need to have important blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
This drug may lower blood sugar in patients with diabetes. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar and report any changes.
This medicine is banned from use in athletes by the US and the International Olympic Committees and other athletic organizations.
July 17, 2018