Testosterone (Oral Route)

Name: Testosterone (Oral Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Jatenzo

Breastfeeding

Studies in women breastfeeding have demonstrated harmful infant effects. An alternative to this medication should be prescribed or you should stop breastfeeding while using this medicine.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Blood disorder (eg, polycythemia)—May increase risk for thromboembolic diseases (blood clots).
  • Blood clotting problems (eg, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism) or
  • Diabetes or
  • Drug abuse or dependence, or history of or
  • Enlarged prostate or
  • Heart attack, or history of or
  • Heart or blood vessel disease or
  • Hypercalcemia (high calcium in the blood) or
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol or fats in the blood) or
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or
  • Liver disease or
  • Sleep apnea (breathing problem) or
  • Stroke, history of—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Breast cancer (in males) or
  • Hypogonadism, age-related or
  • Prostate cancer, known or suspected—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Heart disease (eg, congestive heart failure) or
  • Kidney disease or
  • Liver disease—Use with caution. Testosterone may cause edema (fluid retention) in patients with these conditions.
  • Lung disease, chronic or
  • Obesity—Use with caution. May increase risk for more side effects.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (capsules):
    • For low testosterone levels:
      • Adults—Dose is based on the testosterone concentration level in your blood and must be determined by your doctor. At first, the dose is 237 milligrams (mg) taken 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is not more than 396 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

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