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Generic Name: methyltestosterone (METH il tes TOS te rone)
Brand Name: Android, Methitest, Testred, Virilon, Android-10, Android-25, Oreton Methyl
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Drug Information:
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. Learn more

Methyltestosterone Side Effects

Methyltestosterone Side Effects

For the Consumer

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).

For Healthcare Professionals

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

Nervous system

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

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Methyltestosterone