Generic Testred

Although all of the patents for Testred (methyltestosterone capsules) have expired, no company has chosen to make a generic version. It is thought that demand for a generic Testred may be too low for it to be profitable to make, or that this form of testosterone may have more of a risk for liver problems than the injections, creams, or patches.

Can I Buy Generic Testred?

Testred® (methyltestosterone capsules) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of low testosterone in males. It is also approved for use in women with certain types of breast cancer. The drug comes in the form of a capsule that is taken by mouth.
Testred is made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America. Although all of the patents have expired, no generic Testred products are available.

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

That is a difficult question to answer. The patents for Testred have long expired. There appears to be no legal reason why generic versions cannot be made. It appears that the market for this medication may be too small to attract generic manufacturers.
There is some thought that oral methyltestosterone use (such as with Testred) is more likely to cause liver problems than treatment with other forms of testosterone, such as injections, creams, or patches. For this reason, oral methyltestosterone therapy has fallen out of favor and has largely been replaced by other forms of testosterone replacement.
It is impossible to predict when (if ever) generic Testred may become available.

Affording Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testred is an expensive medication. If you are having trouble affording it, talk with your healthcare provider and/or pharmacist about more affordable options. Injectable testosterone (Depo-Testosterone®, Delatestryl®) products are available in generic form and are some of the most affordable options. They also have the advantage of just once- or twice-monthly dosing. The downside for these products is that they must be injected.
Android® capsules contain the exact same medication, in the exact same dosage, made by the exact same company. In some cases, Android capsules may be less expensive than Testred capsules. Check with your pharmacy about any possible price differences and if switching would make sense for you.
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