and how bad would the side affects be on a 19year old body ?
The most common Testim side effects included skin reaction at the application site. This side effect occurred in up to 4 percent of people. Other common side effects (all occurring in up to 1 percent of people) included:
High blood pressure;Breast development; Headache; Hot flashes; Insomnia
Watery eyes; Mood swings; Changes in the sense of smell; Taste changes
Spontaneous penile erections.
Side Effects to Report
There are a number of possible side effects with Testim that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
Depression; Hostility or rage; Prostate cancer; Nausea or vomiting; Changes in skin color; Sleep apnea; Signs of congestive heart failure, such as rapid weight gain, shortness of breath, and fluid retention; Infertility; Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice); Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
An unexplained rash; Hives; Itching; Swelling of the mouth or throat; Wheezing; Difficulty breathing.
Hope the info is of help to you?
What do you mean "19 year old uses testim only for physical results"? Are you suggesting that the 19 year old is self-medicating... that is, using the drug WITHOUT a doctor's knowledge or prescription? Just what physical results is he looking for? To develop through puberty? To develop muscle mass? To achieve errections? To encourage beard growth?
Another poster has been very clear about what the possible side effects might be. It doesn't seem to vary a great deal with age... except that a 19 year old might be more prone to acne, but that would imply that he has already entered Puberty. I suspect you're saying he wants to augment his muscles. This is NOT a good use of this drug, and certainly NOT without direct supervision by a doctor. Just read some of the contraindications for what he is risking in later life.
- Testim Information for Consumers
- Testim Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Testim (detailed)
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