If you have low testosterone levels, you may benefit from methyltestosterone tablets. This oral medication contains an altered form of testosterone and is taken at least once a day. It comes in one strength and is not sold in generic form. Although generally well tolerated, side effects are possible and may include acne, liver problems, and development of male characteristics (in women).
The methyltestosterone tablet (Methitest®) is a prescription medication approved to treat low testosterone levels in men due to various causes. It is also approved to help alleviate symptoms of inoperable, late-stage breast cancer in women. This drug is an anabolic steroid; as a result, it is classified as a controlled substance in the United States. This means that special laws and regulations control its sale and use.
(Click What Are Methyltestosterone Tablets Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, methyltestosterone tablets may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate them well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the possible side effects seen with methyltestosterone tablets include but are not limited to:
- Liver problems
- Menstrual irregularities (in women)
- Development of male characteristics (in women)
- Decreased sperm count.
(Click Methyltestosterone Tablet Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)