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Generic name: methyltestosteroneMETH-il-tes-TOS-te-rone ]
Brand names: Methitest, Android, Testred
Drug class: Androgens and anabolic steroids

Medically reviewed by on Aug 4, 2023. Written by Cerner Multum.

What is Android?

Android is a man-made form of testosterone, a naturally occurring sex hormone that is produced in a man's testicles. Small amounts of testosterone are also produced in a woman's ovaries and adrenal system.

Android is used in men and boys to treat conditions caused by a lack of this hormone, such as delayed puberty or other hormonal imbalances. This medicine is also used in women to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

Android may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Android side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Android may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:

Women using Android may develop male characteristics, which could be irreversible if treatment is continued. Stop using Android and call your doctor at once if you notice any of these signs of excess testosterone:

Common side effects (in men or women) may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant.

You should not use Android if you have prostate cancer or male breast cancer.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Android if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

To make sure Android is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

FDA pregnancy category X. Android can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use Android if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use effective birth control while you are using this medicine.

It is not known whether methyltestosterone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

How should I take Android?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

While using Android, you may need frequent blood tests.

Android can affect bone growth in boys who are treated for delayed puberty. Bone development may need to be checked with x-rays every 6 months during treatment.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Android?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What other drugs will affect Android?

Other drugs may interact with methyltestosterone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.