Testosterone is a naturally occurring sex hormone that is produced in a man’s testicles. Small amounts of testosterone are also produced in a woman’s ovaries and adrenal system. Testosterone injection is used in men and boys to treat conditions caused by a lack of this hormone, such as delayed puberty
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.
You should not receive testosterone if you have prostate cancer, male breast cancer, a serious heart condition, or severe liver or kidney disease.
Misuse of testosterone can cause dangerous or irreversible effects. Testosterone injections should be given only by a healthcare professional.
Before taking this medicine
You should not receive testosterone if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- prostate cancer;
- male breast cancer;
- a serious heart condition;
- severe liver disease;
- severe kidney disease; or
- if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.
To make sure testosterone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- enlarged prostate;
- heart disease or coronary artery disease;
- a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
- high cholesterol or triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood);
- breast cancer (in men, or in women who have hypercalcemia);
- liver or kidney disease;
- if you are bedridden or otherwise debilitated; or
- if you take a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven).
This medicine can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use testosterone if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use effective birth control while you are receiving this medicine.