What is Testosterone for:
This medication is a sex hormone, prescribed for male hypogonadism. It is produced in male testicles.It is also produced in small amounts in womans ovaries.
How does Testosterone work:
It is used to add testosterone to the body.
How should Testosterone be used:
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider, into the vein. Dosage varies according to the condition.
Common side effects of Testosterone :
Enlarged breasts. Headache. Emotional ups and downs. Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and staying in cool places may help. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not use 2 doses or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
What precautions should I take when taking Testosterone :
If you have an allergy to testosterone or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: A large prostate gland, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, or genital bleeding. If you are a man and have breast cancer. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Not able to eat. Erection that lasts more than 4 hours. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad swelling. Not able to pass urine. Very nervous and excitable. Any signs from touching topical gel or solution to skin of children or women. These include pimples, forceful actions, enlarged sex organs, and changes in body hair. Yellow skin or eyes. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Testosterone with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. – Taking them together can cause bad side effects. – Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Testosterone :
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. – Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.