Testred Uses

Testred is prescribed to treat low levels of testosterone in men and to relieve symptoms of certain types of breast cancer in women. It can also be used to help relieve delayed puberty in boys. In some cases, Testred is used "off-label" for treating low testosterone in women or as a form of hormone therapy in transgender individuals.

What Is Testred Used For?

Testred® (methyltestosterone capsules) is a prescription testosterone replacement medication. It is approved to treat low testosterone levels in men and to treat delayed puberty in boys. It is also approved in certain cases to help relieve symptoms of breast cancer in women.
There is some thought that oral methyltestosterone use, including 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 For this reason, oral methyltestosterone therapy has fallen out of favor and has largely been replaced by other forms of testosterone replacement.

Using Testred for Breast Cancer

Testred is approved for use in women with inoperable breast cancer that is spreading to other areas of the body, such as the bones. Although it is not a cure for breast cancer, Testred may help relieve symptoms and help reduce side effects of certain other breast cancer medications. This drug is typically used in women who have surgically had their ovaries removed and/or who are taking anti-estrogen medications.
Hormonal treatment of breast cancer is complicated, and each case must be treated individually under the care and expertise of an oncologist. A treatment regimen that is right for one woman may not be a good choice for another woman. Sometimes, androgens like Testred can accelerate breast cancer, causing it to progress more rapidly, so close monitoring is always necessary.
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