Testopel

(Testosterone Implant)

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Treats low testosterone.

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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.

Quick facts about Testopel
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

The testosterone implant works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on.

Quick facts about Testopel
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Tried Testopel? Write a review!
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Side effect rates for Testopel (Testosterone Implant)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Testopel
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Pain
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Testopelon 2/15/2018sore for first few days, but worth it
    66
    Man
    Two years or more
    Would rather not say