When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Testopel include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a pellet, which is inserted using an injection just beneath the skin (subcutaneously) every three to four months.
  • The Testopel pellet is inserted in a healthcare setting, such as your doctor's office or clinic.
  • You should avoid swimming, using a hot tub, or lifting heavy weights for a few days after receiving your Testopel injection to help reduce the chance of the pellet coming out.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Make sure to keep your appointments with your healthcare provider to receive subsequent injections.

Dosing Information

The dose of Testopel your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The reason you are using the medicine
  • Your testosterone levels
  • How you respond to the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Testopel Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Testopel

Just like any medicine, Testopel may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the pellets will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate them quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Testopel include but are not limited to:
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Enlarged and tender breasts
  • Redness, itching, swelling, or pain at the injection site.
(Click Testopel Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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