What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. They will need to check the level of testosterone in your blood.
This medicine is only approved for use in men who have low levels of testosterone related to certain medical conditions. Heart attacks and strokes have been reported with the use of this medicine. Notify your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency treatment if you develop breathing problems; changes in vision; confusion; chest pain or chest tightness; sudden arm pain; severe, sudden headache; trouble speaking or understanding; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg; loss of balance or coordination. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.
Regularly check your gums where this medicine is applied. If you find anything unusual, tell your doctor.
Check that this medicine is still in place after you brush your teeth, use mouthwash, eat, or drink.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
This drug is banned from use in athletes by most athletic organizations.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Incidence not known
Pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
sudden and severe inability to speak
weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Gum or mouth irritation
Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
blemishes on the skin
change in taste
fear or nervousness
feeling sad or empty
gum pain or blisters
loss of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
passing of gas
pounding in the ears
quick to react or overreact emotionally
rapidly changing moods
redness and swelling of the gums
slow or fast heartbeat
stinging of the lips
stomach cramps, pain, fullness, or discomfort
swelling of the gums
swelling of the nose
unusual tiredness or weakness
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.