What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Testim Gel to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: ANDROGENS CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY; RISK OF VIRILIZATION OF FEMALE FETUS.
If you are NURSING
- Absolute Contraindication: POSS SEV ADV EFFECTS, PREMATURE EPIPHYSEAL CLOSURE, VIRILIZATION OF FEMALES
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Urogenital-Risk for prostatic hypertrophy or prostate carcinoma may be higher in elderly males. Cardiovascular-There have been postmarketing reports of venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patients using testosterone. Recent FDA warnings include coronary and cerebrovascular events. However, to date, epidemiologic studies and randomized controlled trials have been inconclusive for determining the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.
Giving Testim Gel to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Use may not be appropriate <18 years. May cause premature epiphyseal closure.
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