What Is Testopel?
) is a prescription medication approved to treat low testosterone levels
due to a variety of causes in men. The medication comes as a tiny pellet that is inserted just beneath the skin every three to four months. As the pellet dissolves, it releases testosterone into the body.
Testopel is a Schedule III controlled substance
. This means it has the potential for abuse. As a Schedule III controlled substance, there are strict laws and regulations controlling its sale and use.
Who Makes This Medication?
Testopel is made by Bartor Pharmacal for Slate Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
How Does Testopel Work?
Testopel is a tiny pellet that contains testosterone. The pellet is inserted into the fatty layer of tissue just beneath the skin. Once there, the pellet slowly dissolves, releasing testosterone into the body for three to four months (or sometimes as long as six months). As a result, testosterone blood levels increase.