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Possible side effects of androgens such as Methitest include breast development (in men), facial hair growth, and changes in sex drive. Methitest is generally well tolerated, however, and any reactions that do occur tend to be minor and easy to treat. If you develop any potentially serious side effects during treatment, such as vomiting or rapid weight gain, notify your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Methitest Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Methitest® (methyltestosterone tablets). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite 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.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Methitest. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Possible Side Effects of Methitest

Methitest is an older medication. As such, the side effect information provided in the prescribing information is not highly detailed, as it is for newer medications. In fact, the prescribing information for this medication simply lists side effects that have been reported with androgens in general, not specifically for Methitest,. No specific percentages are provided.
 
According to this limited information, some of the possible Methitest side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Breast development (in men)
  • Increased frequency and duration of penile erections (in men)
  • Low sperm count, especially at high dosages (in men)
  • Body and facial hair growth
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Acne
  • Increased or decreased sex drive
  • Headache.
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