In addition to increasing testosterone levels in men, this steroid medication has been approved to treat certain cases of advanced breast cancer in women and delayed puberty in boys. This medication is generally well tolerated, but side effects are possible and may include acne, menstrual irregularities (in women), and liver problems.
(To learn more about how to use this drug, how your dosage will be determined, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider, click Methitest.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 8th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2008.
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