Serious side effects have been reported with testosterone including the following:
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs. Contact your healthcare provider if you notice pain or swelling in the legs, redness of the legs, difficulty breathing, or chest pain.
- Possible increased risk of heart attack. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of a heart attack.
- chest pain
- feeling of pressure in the chest
- shortness of breath
- discomfort in the neck, back, shoulder, or arms
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- “Possible increased risk of stroke. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of a stroke.”
- sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body (can be in the face, arm or leg)
- sudden confusion
- difficulty speaking
- sudden change in vision
- sudden trouble walking (may experience loss of balance or coordination).
- Possible increased risk of prostate cancer. Your healthcare provider will check for prostate cancer before and during treatment with testosterone.
- Edema with or without heart failure. Contact your healthcare provider if you notice swelling of your ankles, feet, or body.
This is not a complete list of testosterone serious side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.