What Is Testopel?

A healthcare provider may prescribe Testopel® (testosterone pellets) as a testosterone replacement therapy in men and, in some cases, women. But what is Testopel and how does it work?
 
This prescription hormone medicine is approved for the following uses:
 
 
In some cases, this medicine may be prescribed "off-label" to treat low levels of testosterone in women and certain types of breast cancer in women. However, these are unapproved uses for the drug.
 
This medicine comes in the form of a small pellet that is inserted just beneath the skin in the hip area, where it slowly releases testosterone over three to six months.
 
(Click Testopel for a complete overview of what Testopel is prescribed for and how it works. This article also discusses potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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