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What should I know about Depo-Testosterone before taking it?

Before taking Depo-Testosterone, you should know about some of the risks associated with this medication. Depo-Testosterone may increase the risk for certain liver problems, especially with long-term use. Depo-Testosterone may also lead to high blood calcium levels, especially in people who are restricted to bed rest or are immobilized for any reason. People with pre-existing heart, liver or kidney problems may be at risk for edema and possibly heart failure while taking Depo-Testosterone. To reduce your risk for these serious complications, you should tell your doctor about any pre-existing medical conditions you have before taking Depo-Testosterone. The manufacturer uses cottonseed oil as a carrier and benzyl alcohol as a preservative to produce this injection. Your doctor will also monitor your blood and liver function while you're taking Depo-Testosterone, so let your doctor know if you develop any unusual symptoms that may indicate a serious problem.

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