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A healthcare provider may prescribe Testred® (methyltestosterone capsules) as a testosterone replacement therapy in men and as a form of breast cancer treatment in women. But what is Testred and how does it work?
 
This prescription drug is approved for several uses, including:
 
 
This medicine comes in the form of a capsule that is taken by mouth one to four times daily. Although most forms of testosterone cannot be taken orally, as the liver would completely metabolize the drug, Testred contains methyltestosterone, a testosterone hormone that has been slightly altered. This form does not get completely broken down by the liver.
 
(Click Testred for a complete overview of what Testred is prescribed for and how it works. This article also discusses dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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