Testred® Brand of
Methyltestosterone Capsules USP, 10 mg
The androgens are steroids that develop and maintain primary
and secondary male sex characteristics.
Androgens are derivatives of cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene.
Endogenous androgens are C-19 steroids with a side
chain at C-17, and with
two angular methyl groups. Testosterone is the primary
In their active form, all
drugs in the class have
a 17-beta hydroxy group. 17-alpha alkylation (methyltestosterone)
increases the pharmacologic activity
per unit weight compared
when given orally.
Methyltestosterone, a synthetic
derivative of testosterone,
is an androgenic preparation given by the oral
route in a capsule form.
Each capsule contains
10 mg of Methyltestosterone
USP. It has the following molecular formula: C20H30O2
and molecular weight
It is designated chemically as: 17-b-hydroxy-17-methylandrost-4-en-3-one
Methyltestosterone occurs as white
or creamy white crystals
or powder, which is soluble
in various organic solvents
but is practically insoluble in water.
Each capsule, for oral
administration, contains 10 mg
of Methyltestosterone. In addition, each capsule
contains the following inactive ingredients: Corn starch
NF, Gelatin NF, FD& C Blue #1, FD& C Red #40.