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Methyltestosterone Products

Methyltestosterone comes in two approved forms: tablets (Methitest) and capsules (Testred). It also comes combined with ethinyl estradiol in a few different products for use in women (see Estratest or Covaryx for more information).
 

How Does It Work?

Methyltestosterone contains a testosterone hormone that has been slightly altered. Testosterone itself is not usually given by mouth.
 
When medications are taken by mouth, they must first pass through the liver before they reach the bloodstream. The liver metabolizes testosterone extensively before it has a chance to reach the bloodstream, and adequate blood levels usually cannot be achieved. However, methyltestosterone is less extensively metabolized, making adequate blood levels more easily attained.
 

When and How to Take This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with methyltestosterone include the following:
 
  • The medication comes as a tablet or capsule that is taken at least once a day. Some people take this medication up to four times a day.
 
  • You may take this medication with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dosage or take it more frequently than prescribed without your healthcare provider's approval.
 

Dosing Information

The dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • How you respond to this medication
  • Your testosterone levels
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Methyltestosterone Dosage for more information.)
  
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