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Android (Methyltestosterone)

Prescription only
Treats low testosterone.

Android (Methyltestosterone) is an oral form of testosterone that's easy to take but not available as a generic yet.

Treats low testosterone.

This testosterone gel is a convenient topical form of hormone replacement that's less likely to rub off on other people you come into contact with, but it's not available as a generic yet.

Upsides
  • A first-choice treatment for men with low testosterone.
  • Oral form of testosterone that some people prefer over injections and topical gels and patches.
  • You apply it to your thighs like a lotion.
  • Putting testosterone gel on your thights makes it less likely you'll transfer the medication to other people around you, compared to some other kinds of topical testosterone.
Downsides
  • Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
  • Not available as generic, so it can be expensive.
  • Not available in generic form, so it can be more expensive.
  • You have to wait at least 2 hours after applying testosterone gel before you can swim or bathe, otherwise your body won't absorb the full amount of the medication.
Used for
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Low testosterone
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
Price
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Side effects
The Android (Methyltestosterone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
1possible side effects
  • Skin reaction
    16%
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Risks and warnings
  • Breast tissue changes

    Male

  • Changes in sex drive

    Male

  • Inability to urinate

    Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)

  • Changes in sperm

    Taking high doses of Android (Methyltestosterone)

  • Swelling in the legs

    Heart, liver or kidney disease

  • Virilization

    Female

  • High calcium in the blood

    Breast cancer

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Changes in blood sugar

    Diabetes

  • Changes in blood thinning

    On blood thinners

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