Testred

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/15/2016
Testred Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 4/21/2016

Testred (methyltestosterone) is a man-made form of testosterone, a naturally occurring male sex hormone, used in men and boys to treat conditions caused by a lack of testosterone, such as delayed puberty or other hormonal imbalances. Testred is also used in women to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Common side effects of Testred include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • skin color changes
  • increased or decreased sexual interest
  • oily skin
  • hair loss
  • acne
  • breast swelling
  • male pattern baldness
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • numbness or
  • tingly feeling

The recommended dose of Testred for replacement therapy in androgen-deficient males is 10 to 50 mg daily. The usual dosage of Testred for androgen therapy in breast carcinoma in females is from 50-200 mg daily. Testred may interact with blood thinners, or insulin or oral diabetes medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Testred must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. Consult your doctor to discuss birth control. It is recommended that women using this medication use 2 forms of birth control (such as condoms and birth control pills) while taking this medication. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. It may affect milk production and it may harm a nursing infant. Breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended.

Our Testred (methyltestosterone) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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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:

  • changes in skin color;
  • increased or ongoing erection of the penis;
  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion);
  • swelling, rapid weight gain; or
  • liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

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

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

Common side effects (in men or women) may include:

  • breast swelling;
  • headache, anxiety, depressed mood;
  • numbness or tingly feeling; or
  • increased or decreased interest in sex.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Testred (Methyltestosterone)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Endocrine and Urogenital

Female: The most common side effects of androgen therapy are amenorrhea and other menstrual irregularities, inhibition of gonadotropin secretion and virilization, including deepening of the voice and clitoral enlargement. The latter usually is not reversible after androgens are discontinued. When administered to a pregnant woman androgens cause virilization of external genitalia of the female fetus.

Male: Gynecomastia, and excessive frequency and duration of penile erections. Oligospermia may occur at high dosages (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).

Skin and appendages: Hirsutism, male pattern of baldness, and acne.

Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances: Retention of sodium, chloride, water, potassium, calcium and inorganic phosphates.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, cholestatic jaundice, alterations in liver function tests, rarely hepatocellular neoplasms and peliosis hepatis (see WARNINGS).

Hematologic: Suppression of clotting factors II, V, VII, and X, bleeding in patients on concomitant anticoagulant therapy and polycythemia.

Nervous System: Increased or decreased libido, headache, anxiety, depression, and generalized paresthesia.

Metabolic: Increased serum cholesterol.

Miscellaneous: Rarely anaphylactoid reactions.

Drug abuse and Dependence

Methyltestosterone Capsules are classified as a schedule III Controlled Substance under the Anabolic Steroids Act of 1990.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Testred (Methyltestosterone)

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