Methadone Lowers Testosterone in Men Only

Recommended by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 9th, 2020
()

 

Treating addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs with methadone can dramatically lower testosterone levels, but only in men, new research suggests.

A study of more than 1,000 adults showed the men who were treated with methadone had roughly one-quarter of the testosterone found in men who did not use opioid drugs.

But there were no significant changes in testosterone in the women in the study.

"We expected that men would have lower testosterone. That was not something new," says researcher Zainab Samaan, MD, Ph.D., assistant professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

"What was surprising was the magnitude of the reduction," Samaan says.

Doctors should be aware of these findings and should manage symptoms of low testosterone, she said, including checking levels before and during methadone therapy.

"Doctors should also ensure the patients are being prescribed the lowest dose of opioids, including methadone, for effective treatment to minimize testosterone suppression," she says in a news release.

The study was published online Aug. 26 scientific Reports.

Read the original post:
Methadone Lowers Testosterone in Men Only

Contact Us Now

Your Name (*)
Your Email (*)
Your Phone (*)
Select A Program
Select Your US State (*)
Select your age (30+ only)
Confirm over 30 years old (*) Yes
Confirm United States Resident? (*) Yes
(*) - Required

After completing the contact form above, press the submit button. We will send you a confirmation email. Please check your email. For security purposes, please give us a call at 1-800-469-3343 if you don't receive an email.


Related Post

How useful was this post?

Click on a smiley face to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Word Count: 176

Comments are closed.


free levels specialist testosterone low

what are the symptoms of testosterone chart low levels
what are the effects of low testosterone levels
how to increase levels