Esterified Estrogens/Methyltestosterone (Oral)
Women who have gone through menopause or who have had their ovaries removed often take Methyltestosterone. This drug helps replace both the testosterone and estrogen levels in a woman’s system after she has had surgery or gone through menopause. This helps keep women mentally balanced and helps improve their sexual function.
This medication has the same risks as taking medications that just contain estrogen. Women who take this medication are at increased risk of:
- Breast cancer
- Endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus)
Women who take this medication should have regular cancer screenings. They should also avoid smoking in order to decrease the risk of stroke.