What is Testosterone Decanoate used for?
Testosterone Decanoate is used for the treatment of male hypogonadism.
Testosterone Decanoate may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Testosterone Decanoate work?
Testosterone Decanoate belongs to the class of drugs called androgens. It works by increasing the sperm production. It also helps in maintaining the secondary sexual characteristics in men with androgen deficiency. Testosterone Decanoate passes from the gel through the skin into the bloodstream at a steady rate and exerts its therapeutic effect.
How to use Testosterone Decanoate?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Testosterone Decanoate as prescribed by your doctor.
Apply a thin layer of gel over the dry skin on the upper arms, shoulders or the abdomen and rub it gently. Do not apply the gel on broken or bruised skin.
If you miss a dose of Testosterone Decanoate, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Testosterone Decanoate?
The drugs that interact with Testosterone Decanoate are:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Testosterone Decanoate?
The following are the most common side effects of Testosterone Decanoate:
- Dry skin
- Hair loss
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Mood disorders
- Enlarged breasts
- Abdominal pain
- Dark-coloured urine
- Trouble urinating
- Prolonged erections
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Testosterone Decanoate?
- Avoid consumption of alcohol while using Testosterone Decanoate.
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Testosterone Decanoate
- Inform your doctor if you have severe rash at the application site.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Avoid use of Testosterone Decanoate if you have a history of benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary tract infections, or blood disorders.
You are advised not to use Testosterone Decanoate if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before using Testosterone Decanoate?
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Testosterone Decanoate.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other topical drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Inform your doctor about the pre-existing skin, heart, liver or kidney problems.
Frequently asked questions about Testosterone Decanoate
- How long can I use Testosterone Decanoate?
- What is the recommended dose of Testosterone Decanoate?
- What are the overdose symptoms of Testosterone Decanoate?
- Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while using Testosterone Decanoate?
It is recommended to use Testosterone Decanoate for the prescribed duration.
The recommended dose of Testosterone Decanoate is 5 grams, which is applied twice daily. However, consult your doctor for dose related queries.
The overdose symptoms of Testosterone Decanoate are difficulty urination, inflammation, myalgia, redness, rash and blisters. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.
Follow a healthy and nutritious diet as Testosterone Decanoate may decrease your appetite.
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