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Testosterone Pellets for Women

The testosterone pellet (Testopel®) is approved for use in men who have low levels of testosterone due to various causes. However, on occasion a healthcare provider may prescribe testosterone pellets for women. This is considered an "off-label," or unapproved, use of the medicine.
Some of the possible reasons a healthcare provider may prescribe testosterone pellets for women include treating the following conditions:
(Click What Are Testosterone Pellets Used For? for more information on when women may be prescribed testosterone pellets. This Web page also takes a closer look at how this medicine works and whether it is safe for children and older adults.)
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