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(Testosterone Implant)

  • Implant pellet
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
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Treats low testosterone.

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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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What to expect when you take Testopel (Testosterone Implant)

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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
  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Baldness
  • Change in libido
  • Excessive frequency and duration of erections
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Generalized paresthesia
  • Headache
  • Inflamation and pain at site
  • Low mood disorder
  • Low sperm count
  • Nausea
  • Yellow skin or eyes

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Testopel (Testosterone Implant)

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  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.