Generic Name:Methyl testosterone

Testred is a medication prescribed to treat low testosterone levels in men and help relieve symptoms of advanced breast cancer in women. This hormone replacement therapy comes as a capsule and is taken one to four times daily. It contains an altered form of testosterone, allowing it to be taken by mouth without being completely metabolized by the liver. Testred has the active ingredient of man-made testosterone called as methyl testosterone capsules which is a prescription testosterone replacement medication. It is approved to treat low testosterone levels in men. It is also approved to help alleviate the symptoms of inoperable, late-stage breast cancer in women. 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 for treating low testosterone in women or as a form of hormone therapy in transgender individuals.

How to Use Testred Capsules

  • The medication is a capsule that is taken at least once a day. Some people take this medication up to four times a day.
  • You may take a dose of Testred with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Although the prescribing information does not specify this, Testred has a short half-life and it may be more beneficial to take it several times a day (split into two, three, or four smaller doses), rather than just one large dose once a day.
  • This is particularly true for larger doses. Your healthcare provider will recommend a schedule that is right for you.

Cautions before Use Testred Capsules

  • This medication can cause or worsen an enlarged prostate. It also appears to increase the risk for prostate cancer.
  • This product can potentially decrease sperm count, thereby decreasing fertility (although it can also help with certain causes of infertility related to low testosterone.
  • Testred can increase the risk for liver problems, including liver cancer.
  • Testred can cause bone problems when given to adolescents. These problems can result in a shorter-than-expected stature.
  • Breast enlargement can occur in men taking Testred.
  • This drug can cause or worsen sleep apnea
  • Testred is categorized as a dangerous medicine to be taken during pregnancy.

Testred Capsules Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Testred are as follows:

  • Body and facial hair growth
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Acne
  • Breast development (in men)
  • Increased frequency and duration of penile erections
  • Low sperm count, especially at high dosages
  • Increased or decreased sex drive
  • Headaches

Interactions and Overdose of Testred Capsules

Warfarin, insulin, and corticosteroids may negatively react with Testred. Drug interactions such as these may affect the level of the medicines in your blood and increase your risk for problems, such as liver damage or fluid retention. In some cases, you may not be able to take these medications in combination with Testred.

An overdose of Testred is likely to cause any of the usual side effects of the medicine, but perhaps more severely. Some of these effects may include nausea, vomiting, and water retention. Treatment options will probably involve providing medical supportive care.


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