testosterone (generic name)
Delatestryl (brand name)
It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice
(tes TOS ter one)
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What is this medicine?TESTOSTERONE (tes TOS ter one) is the main male hormone. It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice. This medicine is used in males to treat low testosterone levels.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine will be inserted under your skin by your doctor or health care professional.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What if I miss a dose?Try not to miss a dose. Your doctor or health care professional will tell you when your next dose is due. Notify the office if you are unable to keep an appointment.
What may interact with this medicine?
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. They will need to check the level of testosterone in your blood.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice a change in the way this medicine is working. It is possible that the pellets may accidentally fall out.
This drug is banned from use in athletes by most athletic organizations.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Where should I keep my medicine?This drug will be inserted under your skin by your doctor. It will not be stored at home.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.