Name: Testro AQ
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Uses of Testro AQ
Testosterone is a prescription medication used to treat low testosterone levels in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone.
Testosterone is a prescription medication used to treat low testosterone levels in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Injectable forms of testosterone may also be used to treat delayed puberty in adolescent males. Testosterone may also be administered to women to treat certain types of cancer.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Testro AQ Interactions
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- Oral steroids such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone), methylprednisone (Medrol), and prednisone (Deltasone)
- Inhaled steroids such as beclomethasone (QVAR), budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort), flunisolide (AeroBid), fluticasone (Flovent, in Advair), and triamcinolone (Azmacort)
- Topical steroids such as alclometasone (Aclovate), betamethasone (Diprolene, Valisone), clobetasol (Temovate), desonide (DesOwen), Desoximetasone (Topicort), diflorasone (Psorcan, Florone), Fluocinolone (Derma-Smoother, Flurosyn, Synalar), fluocinonide (Lidex), flurandrenolide (Cordran), fluticasone (Cutivate), halcinonide (Halog), halobetasol (Ultravate), hydrocortisone (Cortizone, Westcort), mometasone (Elocon), and triamcinolone (Aristocort)
- Anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin)
- Propanolol (Inderal)
This is not a complete list of testosterone drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Testro AQ Precautions
Serious side effects have been reported with topical testosterone including the following:
- Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, and lower legs
- Breathing problems, especially during sleep
- Excessive frequency or duration of penile erections in males
- Difficulty urinating or changes in urination habits
- Changes in skin color
- Liver dysfunction or liver cancer
Serious side effects have been reported with injectable testosterone including the following:
- Virilization in women, which includes amenorrhea or menstrual irregularities, deepening of the voice, clitoral enlargement
- Sexual changes or dysfunction in males, which includes breast enlargement and excessive frequency or duration of penile erections
Do not take testosterone if you:
- are allergic to testosterone or to any of its ingredients
- are a male with breast or prostate cancer
- are a woman who is or may become pregnant
Testro AQ Food Interactions
Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of testosterone, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.
Testro AQ and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Testosterone falls into category X. It has been shown that women taking testosterone during pregnancy may have babies born with problems. There are no situations where the benefits of the medication for the mother outweigh the risks of harm to the baby. Testosterone should never be used by pregnant women.
Testro AQ FDA Warning
WARNING: SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO TESTOSTERONE
- Virilization has been reported in children who were secondarily exposed to testosterone gel.
- Children should avoid contact with unwashed or unclothed application sites in men using testosterone gel.
- Healthcare providers should advise patients to strictly adhere to recommended instructions for use.
Precautions While Using Testro AQ
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
This medicine should not be used by women who are pregnant or might become pregnant. Testosterone may cause birth defects if a pregnant woman comes in contact with the medicine. Make sure your doctor knows if your sexual partner is pregnant. If a pregnancy occurs while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.
This medicine may cause a serious lung problem called pulmonary oil microembolism (POME). Tell your doctor right away if you have a cough or urge to cough, dizziness, fainting, trouble breathing, sweating, tightening of your throat, or chest pain.
This medicine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after you receive the medicine.
This medicine may increase the risk of prostate cancer, especially in older men. Make sure your doctor knows if you have prostate cancer, or if anyone in your family has prostate cancer.
This medicine may cause blood clotting problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg, shortness of breath, sharp pains in the chest, or trouble breathing.
This medicine may increase your risk of having heart or blood vessel problems, including a heart attack or stroke. Tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain that may spread to your arms, jaw, back, or neck, faintness, headache, nausea, vomiting, trouble breathing, trouble seeing or speaking, or unusual sweating.
This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
In some cases, this medicine may decrease the amount of sperm men make and affect their ability to have children. Talk with your doctor before you use this medicine if you plan to have children.
Check with your doctor right away if you have pain or tenderness in the upper stomach, pale stools, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellow eyes or skin. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.
This medicine may cause swelling of the breasts (gynecomastia) and breast pain in some patients. If you have questions about this, talk to your doctor.
Depo®-Testosterone contains benzyl alcohol which may cause serious reactions to newborn, premature, or low-birthweight infants. Check with your doctor if you are concerned.
This medicine may cause changes in the level of cholesterol and fats in your blood. If this condition occurs, your doctor may give you a medicine to adjust the cholesterol and fats. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements. .
Testro AQ Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:Incidence not known
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- arm, back, or jaw pain
- black, tarry stools
- bleeding from the gums or nose
- blood in the urine or stools
- chest pain or discomfort
- cough or urge to cough
- decrease in amount of urine
- difficulty with breathing
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- frequent urination
- inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
- noisy, rattling breathing
- pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
- pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
- pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- ringing in the ears
- severe, sudden headache
- skin rash, hives, itching
- slurred speech
- sudden loss of coordination
- sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
- swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
- tightening of your throat
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- vision changes
- weight gain
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- Acne or pimples
- Attack, assault, or force
- changes in mood
- not able to ejaculate semen
- pain or redness at the injection site
- trouble sleeping
- weight gain
- Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
- decreased interest in sexual intercourse
- hair loss or thinning of the hair
- hearing loss
- inability to have or keep an erection
- increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
- increased interest in sexual intercourse
- loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
- more erections than usual or erections that last a long time
- swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to testosterone: buccal film extended release, compounding powder, intramuscular solution, nasal gel, subcutaneous implant, transdermal cream, transdermal film extended release, transdermal gel, transdermal ointment, transdermal solution
The most frequently reported side effects with this drug are edema, acne, site pain, injection site erythema, cough or dyspnea during or immediately after injection.
The most frequently reported side effects with testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ) topical are skin reaction (16.1%) and allergic contact dermatitis (up to 37%).[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Testosterone topical: Skin reaction (16.1%), burn-like blisters (12%), itching, allergic contact dermatitis (up to 37%)
Common (1% to 10%): Acne, induration, burning
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Alopecia, erythema, rash (including rash popular), pruritus, dry skin, folliculitis (testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ) topical)
Frequency not reported: Seborrhea, urticaria, male pattern baldness, hirsutism injection site inflammation
Postmarketing reports: Angioedema, angioneurotic edema, hyperhidrosis, discolored hair, leukocytoclastic vasculitis[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Accelerated growth
Common (1% to 10%): Increased estradiol, hypogonadism
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased blood testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ) Frequency not reported: Signs of virilization in women (e.g., hoarseness, acne, hirsutism, menstrual irregularity, clitoral enlargement, and alopecia), precocious puberty (in prepubertal males)
Postmarketing reports: Hyperparathyroidism, prolactin increased, testosterone increased[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ) buccal film: Gingivitis (32.6%)
Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, oily stools (due to IM injection oily solvent); Testosterone topical: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, gum or mouth irritation (9.2%), taste bitter, gum pain, gum tenderness, gum edema, taste perversion
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nausea
Rare (less than 0.1%): Abdominal pain
Frequency not reported: Abdominal disorder, intraabdominal hemorrhage
Postmarketing reports: Vomiting; Testosterone buccal film: Dry mouth, gingival swelling, lip swelling, mouth ulceration, stomatitis[Ref]
The majority of gum-related adverse events were transient.[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Testosterone topical: Application site pruritus (up to 37%), application site blistering (12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Injection site pain, injection site discomfort, injection site pruritus, erythema, injection site hematoma, injection site irritation, injection site inflammation; injection site reaction; Topical testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ) Application site erythema, application site warmth, application site irritation, application site vesicles, application site exfoliation, application site burning, application site induration, bullae at application site, mechanical irritation at application site, rash at application site, contamination of application site
Postmarketing reports: Injection site abscess, procedural pain, application site swelling (topical testosterone)[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Hot flush, hypertension
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cardiovascular disorder
Frequency not reported: Venous thromboembolism
Postmarketing reports: Angina pectoris, cardiac arrest, cardiac failure, coronary artery disease, coronary artery occlusion, myocardial infarction, tachycardia, cerebral infarction, cerebrovascular accident, circulatory collapse, deep venous thrombosis, syncope, thromboembolism, thrombosis, venous insufficiency, stroke[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal prostate examination, benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), ejaculation disorder, prostatitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Prostate induration, prostatic disorder, testicular pain, decreased urine flow, urinary retention, urinary tract disorder, nocturia, dysuria
Rare (less than 0.1%): Micturition disorders, epididymitis, bladder irritability, impotence, inhibition of testicular function and testicular atrophy
Frequency not reported: Oligospermia, priapism, benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostatic growth to eugonadal state), excessive frequency and duration of erections; Pediatrics: Precocious sexual development, an increased frequency of erections, phallic enlargement
Postmarketing reports: Prostate infection, calculus urinary, dysuria, hematuria, urinary tract disorder, pollakiuria[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Polycythemia, hematocrit increased
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased red blood cell count, increased hemoglobin, prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time, prolonged prothrombin time
Frequency not reported: Blood and lymphatic system disorders, suppression of clotting factors II, V, VII, and X, bleeding in patients on concomitant anticoagulant therapy
Postmarketing reports: Thrombocytopenia, anemia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Weight increased, appetite increased, fluid retention (sodium, chloride, water, potassium, calcium, and inorganic phosphates)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased glycosylated hemoglobin, hypercholesterolemia, increased triglyceride
Frequency not reported: Abnormal lipids (decrease in serum LDL, HDL, and triglycerides), metabolism and nutrition disorders, hypercalcemia
Postmarketing reports: Hypoglycemia, diabetes mellitus, fluid retention, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, blood glucose increased[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, hemarthrosis (testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ) topical)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arthralgia, pain in extremity, muscle spasm, muscle strain, myalgia, musculoskeletal stiffness, increased creatine phosphokinase
Frequency not reported: Pediatrics: Premature epiphyseal closure, increased bone formation
Postmarketing reports: Musculoskeletal chest pain, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, systemic lupus erythematosus[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, vertigo (topical testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Migraine, tremor, dizziness
Frequency not reported: Nervousness, paresthesia
Postmarketing reports: Cerebrovascular insufficiency, reversible ischemic neurological deficiency, transient ischemic attack, amnesia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Prostatic specific antigen (PSA) increased, prostate cancer
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Neoplasms benign, malignant, and unspecified (including cysts and polyps)[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue, hyperhidrosis; chills, body pain, smell disorder
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Breast induration, breast pain, sensitive nipples, gynecomastia, increased estradiol, increased testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ) asthenia, night sweats
Rare (less than 0.1%): Fever, malaise
Frequency not reported: Edema
Postmarketing reports: Sudden hearing loss, tinnitus, Influenza like illness[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Irritability, insomnia, mood swings, aggression,
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Depression, emotional disorder, restlessness, increased libido, decreased libido
Frequency not reported: Hostility, anxiety
Postmarketing reports: Korsakoff's psychosis nonalcoholic, male orgasmic disorder, restlessness, sleep disorder[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Sinusitis, nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cough, dyspnea, snoring, dysphonia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Pulmonary microembolism (POME) (cough, dyspnea, malaise, hyperhidrosis, chest pain, dizziness, paresthesia, or syncope) caused by oily solutions
Frequency not reported: Sleep apnea
Postmarketing reports: Chest pain, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hyperventilation, obstructive airway disorder, pharyngeal edema, pharyngolaryngeal pain, pulmonary embolism, respiratory distress, rhinitis, sleep apnea syndrome[Ref]
Signs and symptoms of pulmonary microemboli may occur during or immediately after the injections and are reversible.[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal LFT, increased AST
Rare (less than 0.1%): Abnormal hepatic function
Frequency not reported: Jaundice, benign liver tumor, malignant liver tumor, liver enlargement, peliosis hepatitis
Postmarketing reports: ALT increased, AST increased, bilirubin increased, transaminases increased, gamma-glutamyltransferase increased[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity reactions
Frequency not reported: Anaphylactic reactions
Postmarketing reports: Anaphylactic shock[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Testosterone (the active ingredient contained in Testro AQ) topical: Lacrimation increased
Postmarketing reports: Testosterone topical: Intraocular pressure increased, vitreous detachment[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Nephrolithiasis, renal colic, renal pain[Ref]
Some side effects of Testro AQ may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.