Note: This document contains side effect information about methyltestosterone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Methitest.
Applies to methyltestosterone: oral capsules, oral tablets
Side effects include:
Males: Gynecomastia, frequent or persistent penile erections.
Females: Amenorrhea, other menstrual irregularities, inhibition of gonadotropin secretion, virilization (e.g., deepening of the voice, clitoral enlargement).
Applies to methyltestosterone: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral tablet
The more commonly reported adverse effects of androgen therapy in males is gynecomastia and excessive frequency and duration of penile erections; in women, virilization including voice deepening and clitoral enlargement.
Frequency not reported: Edema with or without congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke
Postmarketing reports: venous thromboembolic events, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Frequency not reported: Gynecomastia, virilization (women), hirsutism
Rare (less than 0.1%): Peliosis hepatic
Frequency not reported: Cholestatic jaundice, altered liver function
Frequency not reported: Amenorrhea, menstrual irregularities, excessive frequency and duration of penile erections, oligospermia, increased or decreased libido
Frequency not reported: Retention of sodium, chloride, water, potassium, calcium and inorganic phosphates, increased serum cholesterol, hypercalcemia
Frequency not reported: Male pattern baldness, acne
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting
Frequency not reported: acceleration of bone maturation without producing compensatory gain in linear growth resulting in compromised adult stature
Frequency not reported: Suppression of clotting factors II, V, VII, and X; bleeding (in patients on concomitant anticoagulant therapy and polycythemia)
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Anaphylactoid reactions
Frequency not reported: Headache, generalized paresthesia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hepatocellular neoplasms
Postmarketing reports: venous thromboembolic events, including pulmonary embolism
Frequency not reported: Steroid abuse, anxiety, depression
Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Methitest