Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 4, 2023.
Testosterone Implants are normally given by a doctor.
Testosterone Implants are inserted under the skin into the lower abdominal wall or buttock by your doctor.
You are usually given a local anaesthetic in this areabefore the implant is inserted and the small cut made is dressed with a bandage afterwards. The implant usually lasts for 4 or 5 months. the dose depends on your illness and how bad it is. Your doctor will decide the dose.
In men a dose of 100-400mg is usual, but this depends on each individual.
If you are given more Testosterone than you should:
-> If you think you have been given too musch Testosterone, tell your doctor straight away, as they may wish to remove the implant. The following effects may happen:
- frequent erections in men
- changes in your red blood cells (polycythemia), which your doctor may monitor for.
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