Safety Measures to Take When Using Testosterone

Prior to using testosterone, it is important to discuss any allergies you may have with your doctor or pharmacist. This medication may contain inactive components such as sesame oil that can cause an allergic reaction or other complications. It is important to speak with your pharmacist for more information.

Medical History

Before starting treatment with testosterone, discuss your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have a history of cancer, blood clots, heart disease, liver problems, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or diabetes. This medication can have an impact on cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart or blood vessel problems. Your doctor will monitor your cholesterol levels closely.

Blood Sugar Levels

If you have diabetes, this product may lower your blood sugar levels. Therefore, you should check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. If you experience symptoms of low blood sugar such as sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet, you should notify your doctor right away. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.

Bone Growth

This medication may impact bone growth, particularly in children. This can result in shorter adult height. Therefore, your child’s doctor will monitor their growth and bone development during treatment.


Prior to having surgery, you should inform your doctor or dentist of all the products you are using including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and herbal products.

Elderly Patients

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication, particularly prostate and liver problems, and swelling of the arms/legs.


This medication can affect fertility in males. If you have concerns, speak with your doctor for more information.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

This medication must not be used during pregnancy as it may harm the unborn baby. You should discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control with your doctor such as condoms or birth control pills. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, notify your doctor immediately. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk, and it may affect milk production and harm a nursing infant. Breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended. You should consult your doctor before breastfeeding.