Methitest Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Methitest are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Any development of male characteristics in women, such as:
    • Deepening voice
    • Enlargement of the clitoris
    • Acne
    • Body or facial hair growth
    • Menstrual changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hostility or rage
  • Prostate cancer
  • Any nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in skin color
  • A penile erection that does not go away (priapism)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Signs of congestive heart failure, such as:
    • Rapid weight gain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fluid retention
  • Infertility
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Increased bruising or bleeding
  • Symptoms of high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia), such as:
    • Constipation, nausea, or vomiting
    • Muscle achiness or weakness
    • Kidney stones
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain or side pain
    • Confusion or lethargy
    • Increased thirst and frequent urination
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
It is important that women taking Methitest report any signs of virilization (development of male characteristics) to their healthcare providers right away. If the drug is stopped soon, the virilization may be at least partially reversible. If it is stopped later, the virilization may be permanent. However, you and your healthcare provider may decide for you to keep taking Methitest, despite virilization, if the benefits to you are significant.
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