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If your healthcare provider recommends methyltestosterone, dosing guidelines will depend on your testosterone levels, other medications you are taking, and how you respond to this drug, among other factors. The typical range for treating low testosterone is 10 mg to 50 mg each day. It can be taken once a day or split up into smaller doses and taken up to four times a day.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Methyltestosterone

The dose of methyltestosterone (Methitest®, Testred®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Your testosterone levels
  • How you respond to methyltestosterone
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Methyltestosterone also comes combined with ethinyl estradiol for hormone replacement in women. For dosing information on these products, see Estratest Dosage or Covaryx Dosage for more information.)

Methyltestosterone Dosing

There is no one standard dosage for methyltestosterone. Your healthcare provider will essentially estimate an appropriate starting amount, based on your age, diagnosis, and testosterone levels. From there, your healthcare provider will adjust this as needed, based on how you react to the medication (how your testosterone levels change and how your symptoms improve). The normal range for this medication is 10 mg to 50 mg per day.
For starting puberty in adolescent males, various dosing regimens have been suggested. Some healthcare providers start with a low dose of methyltestosterone and gradually work up to a higher amount. Others prefer to start with a high dosage, lowering it once puberty has begun.
Doses used to start puberty in adolescent males who have late-onset puberty are usually in the lower end of the ranges, and for a short duration, such as four to six months. Your healthcare provider will measure your child's bone age and take this and your child's actual age into consideration when determining an appropriate initial and ongoing dose.
For treating women with breast cancer, standard dosages range from 50 mg to 200 mg daily. Sometimes, androgens like methyltestosterone can accelerate breast cancer, causing it to progress more rapidly, so close monitoring is always necessary.
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