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This medication is used in men who do not make enough of a natural substance called testosterone. In males, testosterone is responsible for many normal functions, including growth and development of the genitals, muscles, and bones.
It also helps cause normal sexual development puberty in boys. Testosterone belongs to a class of drugs known as androgens. It works by affecting many body systems so that the body can develop and function normally. Testosterone may also be used in certain adolescent boys to cause puberty in those with delayed puberty.
It may also be used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women.
Do not inject this medication into a vein. Dosage is based on your medical condition, testosterone blood levels, and response to treatment. If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
Testopel (Testosterone Pellets): Side Effects, Interactions, Warning, Dosage & Uses
To help you remember, use a calendar to mark the days you will receive an injection. Do not suddenly stop using testosterone if you have been using it regularly for an extended time or if it has been used in high doses.
In such cases, your body will no longer make its own testosterone, and withdrawal reactions such as tiredness, weaknessdepression may occur. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away.
Abnormal drug-seeking behavior is possible with this medication, and it is frequently misused for its muscle-enhancing effects. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed. Pain and redness at the injection site may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects when it is used at normal doses.
If this occurs, stop using this drug and get medical help right away, or permanent problems could occur. This medication can decrease sperm production, an effect that may lower male fertility. Consult your doctor for more details. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. This product may contain inactive ingredients such as sesame oilwhich can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: cancer such as breast cancer in men, prostate cancerblood clots such as in the leg, lungsheart disease such as heart failurechest pain, heart attackstroke, liver problems, kidney problems, high cholesterolhigh blood pressureenlarged prostatesleep apnea, diabetes.
If you have diabetes, this product may decrease your blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of low blood sugar, such as increased hunger, dizziness, or unusual sweating.
Your anti-diabetic medication or diet may need to be adjusted. This drug may affect your cholesterol and may increase your risk of heart or blood vessel problems coronary artery disease. Your doctor will monitor your cholesterol level closely. Tell your doctor if you become bed-ridden unable to walk for a prolonged time while using this medication.
Your doctor may monitor your blood calcium level to prevent problems. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products. Caution is advised when using this drug in children because bone growth may be affected, causing shorter adult height.
Your child’s doctor will monitor growth and bone development during treatment. This medication must not be used during pregnancy.
It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control such as condoms, birth control pills with your doctor. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. It may affect milk production and it may harm a nursing infant. Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions.
Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval. This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests including thyroid testspossibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed.
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.
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