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Taking cortisone, prednisone, or insulin in combination with methyltestosterone capsules may cause serious drug interactions. Reactions such as these may increase your risk for liver damage, fluid retention, or dangerous bleeding. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely or adjust your dosages of these medications.

An Overview of Methyltestosterone Capsule Interactions

Methyltestosterone capsules (Testred®) may react with several other medications. Some of the drugs that may interact with methyltestosterone capsules include but are not limited to:
 
  • Insulin of any kind
  • Corticosteroids, such as:
 
    • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
    • Cortisone
    • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
    • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
    • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
    • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
    • Prednisolone (Orapred®, Pediapred®)
    • Prednisone
    • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®, Aristospan®)
 
 

More Detail on Drug Interactions With Methyltestosterone Capsules

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when methyltestosterone capsules are combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Insulin
Methyltestosterone capsules can decrease blood sugar levels. If you take insulin, you should monitor your blood sugar levels more closely when starting or stopping methyltestosterone capsules, or even when adjusting your dose. You may need to adjust your insulin dosage. Check with your healthcare provider for more specific instructions in your particular situation.
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