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TESTOSTERONE is the main male hormone. It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice. This medicine is used in males to treat low testosterone levels. Compare androgens.
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Striant Side Effects

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.

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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

trouble breathing

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Blurred vision

headache

seizures

slurred speech

sudden and severe inability to speak

temporary blindness

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:

More common

Gum or mouth irritation

Less common

Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste

bleeding gums

blemishes on the skin

breast pain

change in taste

cough

crying

depersonalization

diarrhea

discouragement

dizziness

dry mouth

dysphoria

enlarged breasts

euphoria

fear or nervousness

feeling sad or empty

gum pain or blisters

hoarseness

indigestion

irritability

itching skin

loss of appetite

loss of interest or pleasure

lower back or side pain

mouth ulcers

nausea

noisy breathing

painful or difficult urination

paranoia

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

tiredness

toothache

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

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.

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