Dosage and duration of therapy with Delatestryl depends on the age, sex, diagnosis, patient's response to treatment, and appearance of adverse effects. Delatestryl may interact with blood thinners, or corticosteroids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Delatestryl must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. It is recommended that women use 2 forms of birth control (., condoms and birth control pills) while using this medication; consult your doctor. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. It may affect milk production and it may harm a nursing infant. Breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, depression, increased anger), trouble sleeping/snoring, signs of serious liver disease (such as persistent abdominal pain/nausea, unusual tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine). Most men using testosterone therapy notice a slight increase in their aggressiveness but because these side effects were found in men taking oral testosterone (causes liver problems which leads to skin color changes) or abusing testosterone, it is unlikely these will be an issue for you.
Androgel is a gel containing testosterone. It is administered through the skin for treatment of low testosterone levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Other testosterone replacement products include Androderm , Axiron , Testim, and Fortesta. Testosterone is the major male sex hormone responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and secondary sex characteristics. These effects include development of the prostate, penis, and scrotum; distribution of facial, pubic, chest and axillary hair; development of a deep voice and alterations in muscle mass and fat distribution. Low production of testosterone leads to erectile dysfunction , reduced sexual desire, fatigue and loss of energy, depression , regression of secondary sexual characteristics, and weakening of bones ( osteoporosis ). Androgel and other testosterone replacement products supplement or replace natural production of testosterone and reverse symptoms of low testosterone levels. The FDA approved Androgel in February 2000.