Testosterone is a male sex hormone. It is used when the levels of testosterone in your body are too low.
Apply the patch at night to a clean, dry area of skin (such as the back, tummy, upper arms or thighs) as directed. When you remove the patch, apply the new one in a different place to prevent irritating your skin. Do not cut the patch.
If you forget to change the patch, remove the old patch and apply a new one as soon as possible.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
Prolonged erection (longer than four hours)
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Mood changes, headache
Head hair loss, more body and facial hair
Sore or enlarged breasts
More or less interest in sex
Swollen feet or legs
In women: changes in periods, voice deepening
Red or itchy skin where patch has been applied
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. September 2020
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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