Methyltestosterone 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. Methyltestosterone is used in men and boys to treat conditions caused by a lack of this hormone, such as delayed puberty or other hormonal imbalances. Methyltestosterone is also used in women to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Methyltestosterone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Methyltestosterone is a drug for the male gender. Because of the length of its name, many people would prefer its shorter brand names such as Testred and Android. There is no much difference in its chemical composition with testosterone. Perhaps, its C 17 methyl group that has been made to increase its oral bioavailability is the difference.