Generic Name: testosterone (tes-TAHS-ter-own) Brand Name: Natesto
Replacing testosterone in adult men when the body does not make any testosterone or not enough testosterone (hypogonadism). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Testosterone gel is an androgen hormone. It works by replacing or supplementing the testosterone that is naturally made in the body.
Contact your doctor or healthcare provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with testosterone gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some medicines may interact with testosterone gel. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if testosterone gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your healthcare provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medication.
Use testosterone gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use testosterone gel.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
A cough; a headache; a sore throat or throat irritation.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody nose; breast tenderness or enlargement; change in skin color; change in the size or shape of the testicles; erections that happen often or that last a long time; excessive daytime sleepiness; interrupted breathing while sleeping; mood or mental changes; nausea; new or worsening urination problems (eg, frequent urination, inability to urinate, weak urine stream); nose dryness, pain, or irritation; nose scabs; runny or stuffy nose; severe or persistent headache; shortness of breath; sneezing; swelling of the ankles, feet, or legs; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, pale stools, persistent loss of appetite, right upper stomach pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes); trouble sleeping or other sleep changes; unexplained or unusual weight gain; vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.
Store testosterone gel at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep testosterone gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take testosterone gel or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to choose which drugs are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a summary of general information about testosterone gel. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to testosterone gel. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using testosterone gel.
Review Date: August 8, 2016
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to determine which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
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