Mesterolone

Description

Mesterolone is an androgen that is used in the treatment of low testosterone levels and infertility in men. This medicine is not indicated for use in women.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mesterolone

  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Uses of Mesterolone

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypogonadism
  • Male infertility
  • Potency disturbances
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is indicated for use in male patients only.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is indicated for use in male patients only.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mesterolone or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Prostatic carcinoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from prostatic carcinoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Liver Tumours

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with preexisting or existing liver tumors due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is indicated for use in male patients only.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is indicated for use in male patients only.
General warnings

Male breast cancer

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with preexisting breast cancer due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

High blood calcium levels

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with high levels of calcium in the blood due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic drugs

Phenobarbital

Thyroxine

Anticoagulants

Phenytoin

Cyclosporine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger quantities than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by replenishing the male hormones (androgens/testosterone) that are normally produced in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Androgens and anabolic steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1136.pdf

[Internet]. Bayerresources.com.au. 2018 [cited 5 April 2018]. Available from:

http://www.bayerresources.com.au/resources/uploads/pi/file9420.pdf

[Internet]. Bayerresources.com.au. 2018 [cited 5 April 2018]. Available from:

http://www.bayerresources.com.au/resources/uploads/CMI/file9419.pdf

Mesterolone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 5 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB13587

Mesterolone [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 5 April 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Mesterolone#section=Human-Metabolite-Information

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Information on this page was last updated on 11 Apr 2018

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