The name of your medicine is Andriol Testocaps.
A doctor’s prescription is required to obtain this medicine.
Each capsule contains 40 mg of the active ingredient called testosterone undecanoate. Testosterone undecanoate is turned into testosterone by your body. Testosterone is a natural male hormone known as an androgen.Andriol Testocaps belong to a group of medicines called androgens, a type of sex hormone necessary for the normal sexual development of males.
This leaflet answers some common questions about Andriol Testocaps. It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this information with the pack.
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If you have further questions, please ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
What Andriol Testocaps are used for
Andriol Testocaps are used to replace the body’s natural sex hormone testosterone when not enough is made by the body.
In men testosterone is produced by the testicles. It is necessary for the normal growth, development and function of the male sex organs and for secondary male sex characteristics. It is necessary for the growth of body hair, the development of bones and muscles, and it stimulates the production of red blood cells. It also makes men’s voices deepen. Andriol Testocaps is used in adult men for testosterone replacement to treat various health problems caused by a lack of testosterone (male hypogonadism). Your doctor will confirm this by blood testosterone measurements and also clinical symptoms such as inability to get or maintain an erection (impotence), infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depressive moods, or bone loss caused by low hormone levels.
Because of problems with the pituitary or testis, the production of testosterone by the body decreases.
Men may suffer from complaints such as depression, loss of motivation or concentration, and loss of sexual desire. Andriol Testocaps can relieve these complaints. It can also relieve these symptoms in men who have had their testis removed. Relief of symptoms usually starts within a few days, but optimal results are obtained after weeks to months of treatment.
Before you use Andriol Testocaps
When you must not take it
Do not use Andriol Testocaps if
you have or have had a tumour of your prostate or breast, or are suspected to have one of these tumours.
you have or have had severe kidney disease
you are allergic to testosterone undecanoate or any of the ingredients listed under Product Description, at the end of this leaflet.
Do not use Andriol Testocaps if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
Before you start to take it
Andriol Testocaps may not be suitable for you if you suffer from certain medical conditions.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before you start using this medicine if you ever had, still have, or are suspected to have (particularly if you are elderly):
heart disease, high blood pressure or blood vessel problems
Diabetes mellitus, Kidney disease
Kidney or lung cancer;
Breast cancer which has spread to the bones;
Psychiatric or emotional illness
Prostatic complaints, such as problems with passing urine.
any unusual or allergic reactions to androgens or anabolic steroids
Sleep apnoea (temporarily stopping breathing during your sleep), this may get worse if you are using testosterone-containing products. Extra supervision by your doctor may be necessary in case you are overweight or suffer from chronic lung disease.
Tell your doctor if you are on a special diet, e.g. low salt, lower sugar and you are taking any other medicines.