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What should I know about methyltestosterone before taking it?

Methyltestosterone should not be used by pregnant women as it is known to cause birth defects. Use birth control while you are on this drug and tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while using methyltestosterone. Breastfeeding women also may not be able to use this drug. It is not known if methyltestosterone can be passed to a baby through breast milk. Some medical conditions may impact whether or not you can use this drug. This drug should not be used by men who have prostate cancer or male breast cancer. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions prior to using methyltestosterone: liver, kidney, or heart disease; congestive heart failure; coronary artery disease; history of heart attack; benign prostatic hypertrophy; a blood clotting or bleeding disorder; or breast cancer. You also may not be able to use this drug if you are diabetic, as it can impact blood sugar levels. This drug may affect the bone growth of boys using it for the treatment of delayed puberty. Boys using this drug will need x-rays every six months during treatment to monitor bone development.

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