methyltestosterone- buccal (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause stomach upset, headache, and acne. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. Other side effects may include increased hair growth on the face and body, male pattern baldness, change in sex drive, anxiety, and depression. Males may experience enlargement of the breasts and increase in the frequency and duration of erections. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: nausea, vomiting, swelling of the hands or feet (edema) or jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine). In women this may cause menstrual irregularities, hoarseness, deepening of the voice, clitoral enlargement, increased facial hair growth, acne or thinning of hair. Notify your doctor if any of these effects occur. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this drug, notify your doctor of any disease you have, especially: cancer of the prostate or breast (males), liver or kidney disease, heart disease, enlarged prostate, allergies. High dosage, long-term use of androgens has been related to liver cancer. Discuss your medicine with your doctor/pharmacist. This drug should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Breast-feeding should be avoided while using this drug. Females should be monitored for signs of virilization, such as deepening of the voice, facial hair, acne, menstrual irregularity, or clitoral enlargement. Consult your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms occur. Use in children should be undertaken with extreme caution due to the possibility this drug may have undesirable effects related to the growth of the child. Geriatric men are at higher risk for developing enlarged prostates or prostate cancer when using this medication.
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