Testopel

Active Ingredient(s): Testosterone
FDA Approved: * July 13, 1972
Pharm Company: * SLATE PHARMS
Category: Men's Health

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Testopel Overview

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. In male humans, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair.[2] In addition, testosterone is involved in health and well-being,[3] and the prevention of osteoporosis.[4] Insufficient levels of ...

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how long before testopel pellets start working?

Just had Testopel pellets inserted in my backside. Forgot to ask doctor how long until they take effect. He's out of town. ## Your T level goes up right away with ANY T-therapy medication, such as Testopel, Androgel or Testim. Have tried them all over the past several years, and it is my experience that Testopel is far and away the best option. Why have to remember to use a sticky gel every single day when you can get Testopel that lasts not less than four or five months in my case and up to six months for others. It's actually less expensive, too! ## That answer is correct, they will start to work immediately and usually last between 4 to 6 months. Testopel is a Testosterone replacement therapy. Some side effects may include: erectile problems, hirsutism, headache and anxiety. ...

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First Testopel Insertion

I have been on TRT for about 6 or 7 years...always on Androgel 1.62, up until two weeks ago when my urologist suggested Testopel. He gave me a shot of Cypionate to last me until my appointment yesterday. I didn't really care for the shot...left me with zero libido and pretty run down. Also, that two week window left me to imagine all sorts of crazy things about my upcoming procedure to insert the pellets. I went into the Doc's office yesterday and he gave me a local anesthetic, which was painless, then proceeded to implant the pellets. The entire procedure was literally completely painless and took less than ten minutes. 24 hours later and I feel like I have a bruise at the site, but it is not what I would categorize as pain. The doctor said it would take a few days to take effe...

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Testopel not working

T level was @ 400 but was having all the symptoms of low T so I had 10 pellets inserted 1/23. had levels checked 3/12 and levels went up to only 447 with no real signs/benefits of the pellets. Has anybody else had the testopel not work? I am debating on trying the gel, but I am wondering if that will be effective. Went with the pellets for obvious reasons but am very disappointed with the results. ## We've had a few posts about it, but so far they've all been about positive results. Has your doctor advised you of any reason they aren't working, or what your other options are? ## I have had the testopel pellets inserted 4 times. All have worked very very very well until the last time which was about six weeks ago. Don't know why. I have 10 inserted every 3 months as I had...

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Testopel and alternating insertion sites

I've been on testopel for 10 yrs. This past Friday I had another placement. This is by far the worst ever. Within 2 hours after the procedure the incision site was still bleeding and below the insertion site was completely black and painful. 24 hours later the area was dark red and hot to the touch. 48 hours later the discoloration was alternating between dark red, light red and purple, still warm to touch and swollen. I have been having non stop pain not only in the incision area but also in my legs, calves and feet, but also in my lower back/kidney. Dr. Prescribed me Norco for discomfort but no relief. Currently my symptoms are the same, bit more painful. The only thing I can think of is that they didn't alternate sides and that it may he causing issues. Is this possible? This...

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Testopel pellets

This is my third round of Testopel. by far the best way to get Testosterone. Several things bothering me: My doctor refuses to treat other side effects of T supplementation, namely Estrogen. I asked him to do estrodiol test after the recent round. My levels were very high. I do not know why he will not prescribe an aromatase inhibitor. Secondly, I have had bad acne this time around. I kept getting big blemishes on my face that would not go away. I also have a lot on the back of my neck. I also sleep lightly and wake up frequently during the night. I also get night sweats. Otherwise I feel great and am getting stronger while working out at the gym 5 days per week. ## All of these symptoms can be common side effects of any type of hormone replacement therapy. And the problem with prescrib...

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Testopel Insertion site

Has anyone had problems with expelling pellets from the insertion site on the back glute? I ran a lot. I'm an ultra marathoner that runs at least 40 miles a week. I have now pushed out pellets two different times. Is there a better place to insert the pellets other than the back glutes? ## Hello, Davis! How are you? The website for Testopel just lists it as them needing to be inserted into a fatty area, with the hip or buttocks given as examples. So, you might want to speak to your doctor about trying a different area. The FDA warns that this use of Testopel could increased your risk of heart attack, stroke, or death. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Yes my husband has lost about 4 pellets w his last injection! Dr said he must be flexing that area I was watching him work a...

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Allergy to Testopel

I had 12 pellets inserted. This is the second dose I've had inserted, so this is 4 months after the first pellets. Three days after they were inserted, I noticed that food started tasting off. At first off, then the next day really, really bad. I didn't connect it right away as I'm on a couple other meds for Lupus. Anyways, about a week later I started getting burning in my eyes and itching inside my body. I get a heat flush (same reaction as the iodine you get before a CTscan) at least a couple times a day. I went in for food allergy testing and everything came back clear. Testopel was the only one that had this as a "rare" side effect. The side effect is that food can taste bad and you can have an allergic reaction to the medication. It took over a month to get to ...

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testopel weight gain

Im a 51 year old male with long standing testosterone issues. Several years ago my T level was 113. I was placed on Androgel1.0 then Androgel 1.62. Both had little to no effect. The Doc started giving me T shots every 2 weeks and the results were better but I still felt worn down. After my T levels fell to 118 in early November 2013 I had testopel pellets inserted. My sleep pattern INSTANTLY improved. The following morning I was awake at 5:39 am. Improved sleeping and intermittent burst of energy are the only benefits I have noticed. Since the Testopel insertion 25 days ago I have gained 13 pounds while keeping the same diet and have not thought about intercourse once. Has anyone had similar results? Any thoughts? ## Hello, Jimmy! How are you? Has the doctor checked your other hormone l...

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My doctor is coding the procedure as an outpatient surgical procedure which generates a $250 copay for me. I think this should be coded differently

Outpatient surgical procedure vs physician office visit with medication administration. There is a big difference in cost to the patient and insurance. Manufacturer lists this as a subcutaneous injection/implantation. It is done with a needle. My doctor is coding as outpatient hospital or surgical center procedure but his office is neither of these. Any advice? I am faced with $250 copay 4x a year. Thx ## Hi Sean, Looks like quite a predicament going on there between the definition of a surgical procedure and a simple inj. If you could, I would probably encourage you to speak with the front representative at your doctor's office and inform them of the mistake being made before it's too late to have a say in the matter. Webster's dictionary defines 'surgery' as - ...

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TESTOPEL and PSA

Has anyone had the experience of PSA score appearing to rise some after TESTOPEL implants being done? Three (3) months after my implants -- when it is time to do again -- my PSA is elevated, making it in the 4.77 range. I go on an antibiotic (either Duricef or CIPRO) and it comes down. My urologist is very much my advocate and knows the great many benefits I receive from this procedure. He is thinking of ANOTHER prostate biopsy, but no definite decision has been made. Although not unbearable, I'd rather not have to do this. Thoughts, anyone ???? ## Hello, Bob! How are you? There have been some concerns about the effect of testosterone supplementation on the prostate, including an elevated risk of cancer, but nothing definitive has been proven, yet. Some doctors are refusing to let t...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Testosterone
  • Cream: 2%
  • Film, Extended Release: 2.5mg/24hr, 2mg/24hr, 30mg, 4mg/24hr, 5mg/24hr, 6mg/24hr
  • Gel: 1%, 1% (2.5gm/packet), 1% (25mg/2.5gm packet), 1% (50mg/5gm packet), 1% (5gm/packet), 1% + 1% (2.5gm/packet) + 25mg/2.5gm Packet, 1.62%, 1.62% (20.25 Mg/1.25 Gm Actuation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm packet), 1.62% (40.5mg/2.5gm packet), 25mg/2.5gm packet, 5.5mg, 50mg, 50mg/5gm packet
  • Gel, Metered: 1% (1.25gm/activation), 1% (1.25gm/actuation), 1% (12.5mg/1.25gm actuation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm activation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm actuation), 10mg, 10mg/0.5gm activation, 10mg/0.5gm actuation, 10mg/5gm activation, 12.5mg/1.25gm actuation, 5.5mg/0.122gm Actuation
  • Injection: 100mg/ml, 200mg/ml, 25mg/ml, 50mg/ml, 750mg/3ml, 750mg/3ml (250mg/ml)
  • Ointment: 2%
  • Pellet: 75mg
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 100mg/0.5ml (100mg/0.5ml), 30mg/1.5ml, 50mg/0.5ml (50mg/0.5ml), 75mg/0.5ml (75mg/0.5ml)
  • Solution, Metered: 30mg/1.5ml activation, 30mg/1.5ml actuation
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 30mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Testopel: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 43773-1001 Testopel 75 mg/1 Subcutaneous Pellet by Slate Pharma
  • 66887-004 Testopel 75 mg Subcutaneous Pellet by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Testosterone or a similar ingredient: (36 results)

Related Testopel Topics:

Testopel not working
T level was @ 400 but was having all the symptoms of low T so I had 10 pellets inserted 1/23. had levels checked 3/12 an... 23 replies
Testopel - considering; several questions
Hey guys, Lived with Low T for 30+ years. I'm 55. Libido is low, fatigued, fat, sleep disorders... Doc is going to g... 12 replies
Testopel Pulled Off Market?
My Doctor has informed me that Testopel has been pulled off the market. Are other people being told this and does anyone... 10 replies
Testopel pellets
This is my third round of Testopel. by far the best way to get Testosterone. Several things bothering me: My doctor refu... 7 replies
testopel cost
cost of testopel ?? ## for 750 mg in a single dose of Testopel 950.00 plus 240 .00 for insert of 10 for a primary treatm... 6 replies
TESTOPEL and PSA
Has anyone had the experience of PSA score appearing to rise some after TESTOPEL implants being done? Three (3) months a... 4 replies
testopel weight gain
Im a 51 year old male with long standing testosterone issues. Several years ago my T level was 113. I was placed on Andr... 3 replies
Testopel and alternating insertion sites
I've been on testopel for 10 yrs. This past Friday I had another placement. This is by far the worst ever. Within 2 ... 2 replies
Testopel Insertion site
Has anyone had problems with expelling pellets from the insertion site on the back glute? I ran a lot. I'm an ultra ... 2 replies
Testopel/Trcare
Is there anyone that gets Testopel and your insurance is Tricare Standard? If so how much do you have to pay and what do... 1 reply






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