Testopel Side Effects

Because Testopel is an older medication, only vague information is available about the possible side effects. However, some of the common problems may include headaches, acne, or reactions at the injection site. There are also some reactions that are potentially serious and require immediate medical treatment. These include vomiting, blood in the urine, or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Testopel Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Testopel® (testosterone pellets) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Testopel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Testopel

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including Testopel, includes only vague information on potential side effects, with no percentages given. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common adverse reactions to these medications may be.
Common Testopel side effects may include but are not limited to:
  • Redness, itching, swelling, or pain at the injection site
  • Enlarged and tender breasts
  • Headaches
  • Acne
  • Low sperm count
  • Hair loss or male pattern baldness
  • Changes in body hair
  • Changes in libido (sex drive)
  • Tingling, pricking, or numbness of the skin.
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