testosterone-transdermal (scrotal), Testoderm (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Scrotal itching, irritation or discomfort may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the patch. Other side effects reported include acne, breast tenderness, swelling of the breasts, headache, anxiety or a change in sex drive. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop any of these effects while using this medication: painful or frequent urination, frequent or persistent erections, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the feet or ankles, mental confusion, depression, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this drug, notify your doctor of any disease you have, especially: cancer of the prostate or breast (males), heart disease, liver or kidney disease, enlarged prostate, any allergies. High dosage, long-term use of androgens has been related to liver cancer. Discuss your medicine with your doctor/pharmacist. This drug must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Do not breast-feed while using this medication. Females should be monitored for signs of virilization, such as deepening of the voice, facial hair, acne, menstrual irregularity, or clitoral enlargement. Consult your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms occur. Use in children should be undertaken with extreme caution due to the possibility this drug may have undesirable effects related to the growth of the child. Geriatric men are at higher risk for developing enlarged prostates or prostate cancer when using this medication.

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