Testosterone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Testosterone is also known as: Andro LA 200, AndroGel, AndroGel 1.25 g Packets, AndroGel 2.5 g Packets, Androderm, Aveed, Axiron, Delatest, Delatestryl, Depo-Testosterone, Depotest, Duratest, Everone, Fortesta, Natesto, Striant, Testamone-100, Testim, Testoderm, Testolin, Testopel, Testopel Pellets, Testro AQ, Virilon IM, Vogelxo

Testosterone Pregnancy Warnings

If reversible oligospermia occurs, the androgen can be discontinued and if restarted, a lower dosage should be utilized.

Testosterone has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. Androgen use, particularly during the first trimester of pregnancy, causes virilization of the external genitalia of the female fetus. Reversible oligospermia may occur after prolonged androgen administration or excessive dosage. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Testosterone use is considered contraindicated during pregnancy.

Testosterone Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of testosterone into human milk. Because many drugs are excreted into human milk and because of the potential for adverse effects on the nursing infant, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Androderm is contraindicated in nursing women, and Depo-Testosterone is not recommended for use in nursing mothers.

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