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What Is Low T?
- Low testosterone (Low T), also known as hypogonadism, occurs when a man’s body produces little or no testosterone and has associated signs and symptoms.
- Low T refers to low testosterone in the blood.
- Normal testosterone levels for healthy men are approximately 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL)
- Men with Low T generally have testosterone levels below 300 ng/dL
- Low T can be caused by certain medical conditions, such as genetic problems, chemotherapy, injury, or other hormonal problems.
How Common Is Low T?
- It has not been established exactly how many men are affected by Low T. Studies have estimated that anywhere between 1 in 20 men or up to 1 in 3 men have Low T.
TESTOPEL® may be the right fit for men with Low T who:
• Are looking for a long-acting TRT for the treatment of their Low T
• Would like a product with dosing every 3 to 4 months
• Are interested in an in-office procedure
• Are looking for a long-acting TRT that does not transfer to others
TESTOPEL® (testosterone pellets) is approved for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males for certain conditions associated with low or absent testosterone in the body. It is not known if TESTOPEL® is safe or effective to treat men who have low testosterone due to aging.
Why is TESTOPEL® considered “long-acting”?
TESTOPEL® slowly releases testosterone into the body for 3 to 4 months, and sometimes up to 6 months.
How is TESTOPEL® inserted?
A healthcare provider at your doctor’s office numbs the insertion site, makes a small cut in the skin, and then implants TESTOPEL® pellets just under the skin in the hip area or another fatty area.
How big is a TESTOPEL® pellet?
TESTOPEL®, relative to a dime, is shown below.
Are there people who should not receive TESTOPEL®?
Yes. Men should not receive TESTOPEL® or any form of testosterone replacement therapy if they have known or suspected prostate cancer or breast cancer. Also, pregnant women or women trying to get pregnant should not use TESTOPEL® or any testosterone replacement therapy.
Will insurance pay for TESTOPEL®?
Insurance coverage for TESTOPEL® is not guaranteed and depends on an individual patient’s insurance plan. A doctor’s office experienced with prescribing TESTOPEL® may be able to work with you to explore your insurance coverage. In addition, we recommend that you contact your insurance provider to verify whether TESTOPEL® is covered.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT TESTOPEL®
Men with breast cancer should not use TESTOPEL®. In patients with breast cancer, TESTOPEL® may cause elevated calcium levels in the blood. Men who have or might have prostate cancer or have had an adverse reaction should not use TESTOPEL®. Men treated with TESTOPEL® may be at an increased risk for developing an enlarged prostate and prostatic cancer. TESTOPEL® is not approved for use in women. If a woman is pregnant or may become pregnant, that woman should not use TESTOPEL® because it may harm the unborn baby.
What are the side effects of TESTOPEL®?
Side effects of TESTOPEL® include more erections than normal or erections that last a long time, nausea, vomiting, changes in skin color, ankle swelling, changes in body hair, male pattern baldness, acne, suppression of certain clotting factors, bleeding in patients on blood thinners, increase or decrease in sex drive, headache, anxiety, depression, inflammation and pain at the implantation site and, rarely, anaphylactoid reaction (a sudden onset of allergic reaction).
TESTOPEL® has been associated with infections at the implant site. In addition, there are times when the TESTOPEL® pellets may come out of the skin. Both could occur at any time and each may require further treatment.
Important Information Regarding Side Effects Of TESTOPEL®
- TESTOPEL® can cause blood clots in the legs or lungs. Tell your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of a blood clot in your leg including leg pain, swelling, warmth, or redness, or of a blood clot in your lungs including difficulty breathing or chest pain.
- Serious side effects relating to the heart and blood vessels and mental status are associated with abuse of testosterone and anabolic androgenic steroids.
- Swelling of your ankles, feet, or body with or without heart failure may be a serious problem in patients treated with TESTOPEL® who have heart, kidney, or liver disease. In addition to your doctor stopping treatment with TESTOPEL®, your doctor may need you to take a medicine known as a diuretic.
- Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts in men) frequently develops and occasionally persists in patients being treated for hypogonadism.
- TESTOPEL® should be used cautiously in healthy males with delayed puberty. Adolescent males taking TESTOPEL® for delayed puberty should have bone development checked every 6 months. In children, TESTOPEL® may speed up bone maturity without having a similar gain in linear growth (height). This may result in a decreased adult height.
- TESTOPEL® has not been shown to be safe and effective for the enhancement of athletic performance. Because of the potential risk for serious adverse health effects, TESTOPEL® should not be used for such purpose.
- TESTOPEL® has been associated with infections at the implant site. In addition, there are times when the TESTOPEL® pellets may come out of the skin. Both could occur at any time and each may require further treatment. Tell your doctor if you experience thickening or hardening of the skin at the implant site, inflammation, bleeding, bruising, wound drainage, pain, itching, or pellets coming out of the skin.
- Because TESTOPEL® pellets are placed under the skin, it is more difficult for your doctor to change the dosage compared to medicines taken by mouth or medicines injected into the muscle (intramuscular injection). Surgical removal may be required if treatment with TESTOPEL® needs to be stopped.
- While taking TESTOPEL®, your doctor may periodically do tests to check for liver damage. Your doctor may also check for increased red blood cells if you are receiving high doses of TESTOPEL®.
- Physical dependence can result in withdrawal symptoms after abrupt drug discontinuation or a significant dose reduction of a drug. Individuals taking very high doses of testosterone may experience withdrawal symptoms lasting for weeks or months which include depressed mood, major depression, fatigue, craving, restlessness, irritability, anorexia, insomnia, decreased libido and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
- Use of TESTOPEL® can possibly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death.
- Drug abuse is intentional use of a drug, even once, for its rewarding psychological and physiological effects.
- Serious side effects associated with abuse of testosterone and anabolic androgenic steroids include cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular accident, hepatotoxicity, and serious psychiatric manifestations, including major depression, mania, paranoia, psychosis, delusions, hallucinations, hostility and aggression.
- Side effects associated with abuse or misuse by men include ministroke, convulsions, mild mania (elation and hyperactivity), irritability, abnormal blood lipids, decrease in size or function of testicles, decreased or absence of fertility.
- Side effects associated with abuse or misuse by women include unwanted hair growth, development of male characteristics, voice deepening, clitoris enlargement, decrease in size or function of breasts, male pattern baldness, menstrual irregularities.
- Side effects associated with abuse or misuse by male and female adolescents include halting of growth and early puberty.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.