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Testosterone Pellet Information

If you are an adult man with low testosterone levels, a healthcare provider may prescribe testosterone pellets (Testopel®). Adolescent boys may also use these pellets to help start puberty. This medicine is only approved for use in men, although there are some "off-label," or unapproved, uses for women.
 
This medication comes as a pellet that is injected just beneath the skin of the hip area. It works by releasing testosterone as it slowly dissolves over three to six months.
 
Before starting treatment with testosterone pellets, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For instance, this medicine is not suitable for everyone, including men who have prostate cancer or breast cancer. Also, this drug may react with certain other medicines. Possible side effects may include headaches, acne, and reactions at the injection site.
 
(For more information, click Testosterone Pellets. This Web page offers a complete overview of this medicine, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and dosing guidelines.)
 

Testosterone Pellet Information

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