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Chemical Name: TESTOSTERONE (tes-TOS-ter-one)

Common uses
This medicine is an anabolic steroid used by men to treat low levels of testosterone in the body.

Before using
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking carbamazepine. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions or allergies. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a history of breast or prostate cancer. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE COMES with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. Apply 1 patch daily to dry-shaved scrotal skin. WEAR CLOSE-FITTING BRIEFS (jockey shorts) while using this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE in the original pouch at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from excessive pressure or heat. AFTER REMOVING THE USED PATCH, fold the sticky sides together and dispose in a trash can out of the reach of children and pets. IF YOU FORGET TO CHANGE THE PATCH AS SCHEDULED, change it as soon as possible and go back to your regular schedule.

KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are using this medicine. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, this medicine may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine.

Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include scrotal itching, discomfort, or irritation; headache; or dizziness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience frequent or persistent erections of the penis, nausea, vomiting, breathing disturbances, changes in skin color, or ankle swelling. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, remove the patch. Contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Additional information
After removing the used patch, fold over with the sticky side together. Discard the patch out of the reach of children and pets. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.