It is very important that your doctor checks your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for side effects.
This medication should not be used by women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. Testosterone can cause birth defects if a pregnant woman comes into contact with the drug. Make sure your doctor knows if your sex partner is pregnant. If pregnancy occurs while using this medication, tell your doctor immediately.
Your blood pressure may get too high while you are using this medicine. This can cause headaches, dizziness or blurred vision. You may need to measure your blood pressure at home. If you think your blood pressure is too high, call your doctor right away.
This medicine can cause a serious lung problem called pulmonary oily microembolism (POME). Tell your doctor right away if you cough or feel like coughing, dizziness, fainting, difficulty breathing, sweating, tightness in your throat, or chest pain.
This drug can cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, which can be life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after receiving the medicine.
This drug may increase the risk of prostate cancer, especially in older men. Make sure your doctor knows if you have prostate cancer or if someone in your family has it.
This medicine can cause blood clotting problems. Tell your doctor right away if you experience pain, redness or swelling in your arm or leg, sharp chest pains or difficulty breathing.
This medication may increase your risk of having heart or blood vessel problems, including heart attack or stroke. Tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain that may spread to your arms, jaw, back, or neck, fainting, headache, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, trouble seeing or talking or unusual sweating.
This medication can be habit-forming. If you feel the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than the prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
This medication may make some people restless, irritable, or exhibit other abnormal behaviors. It can also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies or to become more depressed. Make sure the doctor knows if you have trouble sleeping, get upset easily, have a big spike in energy, or start acting recklessly. Also tell the doctor if you experience any sudden or strong feelings, such as nervousness, anger, restlessness, violence or fear. If you or your carer notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor straight away.
In some cases, this medication may decrease the amount of sperm men produce and affect their ability to have children. Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you plan to have children.
See your doctor right away if you experience upper stomach pain or tenderness, pale stools, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellow eyes or skin. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.
This medication may cause breast swelling (gynecomastia) and breast pain in some patients. If you have any questions about this, talk to your doctor.
Depo®-testosterone contains benzyl alcohol which may cause serious reactions in newborns, premature babies or low birth weight infants. Check with your doctor if you are concerned.
This medicine may cause changes in cholesterol and fat levels in your blood. If this condition occurs, your doctor may give you medicine to adjust cholesterol and fat. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
Do not take any other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications [OTC]) herbal or vitamin medications and supplements. .