testosterone topical (generic name)

It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice
(tes TOS ter one)
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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 can transfer from your body to others. If a person or pet comes in contact with the area where this medicine was applied to your skin, they may have a serious risk of side effects. If you cannot avoid skin-to-skin contact with another person, make sure the site where this medicine was applied is covered with clothing. If accidental contact happens, the skin of the person or pet should be washed right away with soap and water. Also, a female partner who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant should avoid contact with the gel or treated skin.

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.

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:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-breast enlargement
-breathing problems
-changes in emotions or moods, especially anger, depression, or rage
-dark urine
-general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
-light-colored stools
-loss of appetite, nausea
-nausea, vomiting
-pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
-right upper belly pain
-stomach pain
-swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
-too frequent or persistent erections
-trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
-unusually weak or tired
-yellowing of the eyes or skinSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

-change in sex drive or performance
-hair loss

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.

Store at room temperature between 15 to 30 degrees C (59 to 86 degrees F). Keep closed until use. Protect from heat and light. This medicine is flammable. Avoid exposure to heat, fire, flame, and smoking. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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.

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Last Updated: December 02, 2010
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