The below information is about Testosterone. Testosterone is a prescription product and therefore require a doctors prescription. If you have any questions about Testosterone please contact us to speak to us directly.
What is Testosterone medication used for?
Testosterone is a hormone primarily secreted by the testicles in men and ovaries and adrenal glands in women and is often used to treat low levels when not enough is made by the body.
What dose forms does Testosterone come in?
CompoundLabs can prepare a range of Testosterone-containing medicines including capsules, creams, troches (lozenges), according to a prescription.
We only use bioidentical Testosterone (derived from natural plant sources that are chemically identical to hormones produced by the body) in our medicines. Please contact us for a list of ingredients specific to your formulation if you would like more information.
Before you use testosterone
You may need to check with your doctor first if any of the following apply:
- If you have or have had a tumour in your prostate, liver or breast, high levels of calcium in the blood, kidney disease (with protein in urine), pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have an allergy to testosterone.
- If you have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure or blood vessel problems, obstructive sleep apnoea, epilepsy, migraines or headaches, diabetes, or an enlarged prostate gland.
How should you use Testosterone?
Cream/Gel: Testosterone creams and gels should not be applied to the face. Apply only to palms, feet and inside of the arms as it may stimulate hair growth with repeat application. Rotate the areas of application of creams and gels.
Do not apply to breasts, buttocks, lower abdomen, or hairy areas as this may reduce effectiveness. Be sure to wash hands after application and be mindful of exposure to women/children/pets.
Troche: Handle troches with clean, dry hands. Place troche under your tongue or in your buccal cavity (side of mouth) and allow to slowly dissolve in the mouth before swallowing. Only take the amount as prescribed by your doctor.
Capsules: Capsules should be swallowed whole and not split or opened unless otherwise advised.
What side effects should you watch out for?
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Symptoms of liver problems such as yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine
- Severe skin reaction such as blistering (for cream/gel)
- Difficulty in passing urine
- Swollen feet or ankles due to fluid retention
- Prolonged erection (more than 4 hours)
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects worry you:
- Mild irritation at site of application (for cream/gel)
- Acne and oily skin
- Loss of head hair
- Upset stomach
If you experience an allergic reaction (e.g. difficulty breathing, swelling of face) or troublesome side effects, stop taking Testosterone and seek medical attention immediately.
Can you take testosterone with other medicines?
Let your doctor know if you are taking any medicines, vitamins, or supplements with Testosterone, as they may affect how each works in the body.