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Testosterone Pellet Side Effects

Common Side Effects

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 testosterone pellets, 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 such medications may be.
 
Common side effects of testosterone pellets 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.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the testosterone pellet side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using these pellets or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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