Testopel Pellets

Generic Name:Testosterone

Testopel Pellets is a medicated Injections used for treating certain causes of low testosterone in men. It is available by prescription only and comes in the form of pellets which are injected on the skin. Testopel Pellets has the generic name of testosterone is a prescription which is approved to treat low testosterone levels in men due to various causes. It is an anabolic steroid; as a result, it is classified as a controlled substance. Testopel Pellets is licensed to treat low testosterone levels in men. It can be used to treat low testosterone that is caused by either problem in the brain or with the testes. Healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend the other uses of Testopel Pellets, such as for the treatment of low testosterone in women or slightly low but it is still considered normal testosterone levels in men. Testopel is prescribed to replace low testosterone levels in adult men. It is also sometimes used in adolescent boys to help start puberty. The drug comes as a pellet that is inserted just beneath the skin, where it slowly releases testosterone as it dissolves. Some other uses of Testopel include treating low testosterone levels in women, certain types of breast cancer in women, and erectile dysfunction.

How to Use Testopel Pellets Injections

  • This medication comes in the form of a pellet, which is inserted using an injection just beneath the skin (subcutaneously) every three to four months.
  • The Testopel pellet is inserted in a healthcare setting, such as your doctor’s office or clinic.
  • You should avoid swimming, using a hot tub, or lifting heavy weights for a few days after receiving your injection to help reduce the chance of the pellet coming out.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Make sure to keep your appointments with your healthcare provider to receive subsequent injections.

Cautions before Use Testopel Pellets Injections

  • Testopel Pellets can cause or worsen an enlarged prostate. It also appears to increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Testopel may increase the number of red blood cells in your blood. This can cause blood clots, which increases the risk for other serious problems, such as a heart attack and stroke.
  • Pregnant women should not take this medicine at all as it will cause harm to the fetus.

Testopel Pellets Injections Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Testopel Pellets are as follows:

  • High blood pressure
  • Breast development
  • Headache
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Watery eyes
  • Mood swings
  • Changes in the sense of smell
  • Taste changes
  • Spontaneous penile erections

Interactions and Overdose of Testopel Pellets Injections

There are a number of medications that can interact with Testopel Pellets. Some of the drugs that can interfere with the Injections include insulin, warfarin, cyclosporine, or corticosteroids. These drug interactions could increase the risk of fluid retention, liver damage, dangerous bleeding, or other potentially serious problems.

Taking an overdose of Testopel Pellets is likely to cause any of the usual side effects of the medication. The effects of an overdose will be greatest if the drug is applied to the skin; ingesting it by mouth is less likely to cause .Treatment for an overdose primarily involves immediate medical supportive care.


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