Skip to main navigation Skip to main content Skip to footer For Medicare For Providers For Brokers For Employers Español For Individuals & Families: For Individuals & Families Medical Dental Other Supplemental Explore coverage through work How to Buy Health Insurance Types of Dental Insurance Open Enrollment vs. Special Enrollment See all topics Shop for Medicare plans Member Guide Find a Doctor Log in to myCigna
Home Knowledge Center Wellness Library methyltestosterone

methyltestosterone

Pronunciation: METH il tes TOS te rone

Brand: Android, Methitest, Testred

Methitest

slide 1 of 1, Methitest,

10 mg, round, white, imprinted with 7037

Image of Methitest
slide 1 of 1
What is the most important information I should know about methyltestosterone?

What is the most important information I should know about methyltestosterone?

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant.

You should not use methyltestosterone if you have prostate cancer or male breast cancer.

What is methyltestosterone?

What is methyltestosterone?

Methyltestosterone is a man-made form of testosterone, a naturally occurring sex hormone that is produced in a man's testicles. Small amounts of testosterone are also produced in a woman's ovaries and adrenal system.

Methyltestosterone is used in men and boys to treat conditions caused by a lack of this hormone, such as delayed puberty or other hormonal imbalances. Methyltestosterone is also used in women to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

Methyltestosterone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking methyltestosterone?

What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking methyltestosterone?

You should not use methyltestosterone if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • prostate cancer;
  • male breast cancer; or
  • if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.

To make sure methyltestosterone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • an enlarged prostate;
  • breast cancer;
  • heart disease, congestive heart failure;
  • liver or kidney disease; or
  • if you take a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven).

FDA pregnancy category X. This medicine can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use methyltestosterone if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use effective birth control while you are using methyltestosterone.

It is not known whether methyltestosterone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

How should I take methyltestosterone?

How should I take methyltestosterone?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

While using methyltestosterone, you may need frequent blood tests.

Methyltestosterone can affect bone growth in boys who are treated for delayed puberty. Bone development may need to be checked with x-rays every 6 months during treatment.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking methyltestosterone?

What should I avoid while taking methyltestosterone?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What are the possible side effects of methyltestosterone?

What are the possible side effects of methyltestosterone?

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.

What other drugs will affect methyltestosterone?

What other drugs will affect methyltestosterone?

Other drugs may interact with methyltestosterone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about methyltestosterone.

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated, disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. Learn how we develop our content.

Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

<cipublic-spinner variant="large"><span>Loading…</span></cipublic-spinner>

Page Footer

I want to...

Get an ID card File a claim View my claims and EOBs Check coverage under my plan See prescription drug list Find an in-network doctor, dentist, or facility Find a form Find 1095-B tax form information View the Cigna Glossary Contact Cigna

Audiences

Individuals and Families Medicare Employers Brokers Providers

Secure Member Sites

myCigna member portal Health Care Provider portal Cigna for Employers Client Resource Portal Cigna for Brokers

Cigna Company Information

About Cigna Company Profile Careers Newsroom Investors Suppliers Third Party Administrators International Evernorth

 Cigna. All rights reserved.

Privacy Legal Product Disclosures Cigna Company Names Customer Rights Accessibility Non-Discrimination Notice [PDF] Language Assistance [PDF] Report Fraud Sitemap

Disclaimer

Individual and family medical and dental insurance plans are insured by Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (CHLIC), Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, Inc., Cigna HealthCare of Illinois, Inc., and Cigna HealthCare of North Carolina, Inc. Group health insurance and health benefit plans are insured or administered by CHLIC, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (CGLIC), or their affiliates (see a listing of the legal entities  that insure or administer group HMO, dental HMO, and other products or services in your state). Accidental Injury, Critical Illness, and Hospital Care plans or insurance policies are distributed exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, are administered by Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, and are insured by either (i) Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (Bloomfield, CT); (ii) Life Insurance Company of North America (“LINA”) (Philadelphia, PA); or (iii) New York Life Group Insurance Company of NY (“NYLGICNY”) (New York, NY), formerly known as Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. The Cigna name, logo, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. LINA and NYLGICNY are not affiliates of Cigna.

All insurance policies and group benefit plans contain exclusions and limitations. For availability, costs and complete details of coverage, contact a licensed agent or Cigna sales representative. This website is not intended for residents of New Mexico.

Selecting these links will take you away from Cigna.com to another website, which may be a non-Cigna website. Cigna may not control the content or links of non-Cigna websites. Details