Testosterone replacement is used to treat testosterone deficiency in males. It contains testosterone, a male hormone produced naturally in the body.
• Oily stools, abdominal pain • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea • Acne, itching skin • Chills, muscle pain • Changes in sexual desire (libido)• Breast enlargement • Fluid retention in the tissues usually marked by swelling of legs, ankle, lower legs • Tingling sensation, headache
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following: • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue• Difficulty in breathing• Itchy skin rashes over your whole bodyIf you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if: • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.• You have prostate or breast cancer.• You have history of: - Liver or kidney problems - Heart conditions - Uncontrolled blood pressure - Clotting disorders - Epilepsy (fits) - Migraine - Benign prostate hyperplasia (enlargement of prostate) - Sleep apnea (a sleep disorder) - Diabetes • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
Pregnant women must avoid any contact with the medication, as it may cause the development of unwanted male characteristics in the developing baby. In the event of a contact, wash the area of contact as soon as possible with soap and water.
Inform your doctor if you are taking oral anticoagulant (warfarin), corticosteroids, insulin or other anti-diabetic medications.
• Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.• This medication should be taken after food and swallowed whole without chewing. The medication is taken twice daily, with a larger dose preferably in the morning if you are taking an uneven number of capsules.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Keep this medication away from pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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