Treats low testosterone.
Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
Our bottom line
The testosterone implant is a good option for long-term testosterone therapy, but it can be expensive, and it's really important that you get the right dose so your doctor doesn't have to remove pellets.
- Your doctor will give this shot to you every 3 months, so you don't have to worry about administering it yourself like some testosterone injections.
- Unlike topical forms of testosterone, you don't have to worry about accidentally transferring this medication to another person's skin.
- Not available in generic form, so it can be more expensive.
- Your doctor has to calculate your dose for 3 months. If it ends up being too much, the doctor might have to remove some of the implant pellets.
- The pellets can come out, although this is extremely rare.
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Tips from our pharmacists
- Your doctor will give this you as a shot underneath your skin every 3 months.
- Can cause nausea, vomiting and headache.
- Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
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Side effects for Testopel (Testosterone Implant)
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are
- Abnormally large breasts in males
- Change in libido
- Excessive frequency and duration of erections
- Excessive hair growth
- Generalized paresthesia
- Inflamation and pain at site
- Low mood disorder
- Low sperm count
- Yellow skin or eyes
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