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What are the side effects of Depo-Testosterone?

Like most medications, Depo-Testosterone may cause certain side effects in some people. In rare cases, Depo-Testosterone may cause a severe allergic reaction that leads to difficulty breathing, swelling in the face or throat and hives. If these symptoms develop, seek medical treatment immediately.

Depo-Testosterone may also increase the risk for heart problems and edema, especially in people who have pre-existing heart, liver or kidney problems. If you develop symptoms of these conditions, including swelling in the legs or ankles, yellowing of the skin or eyes and urination problems, seek medical treatment immediately.

Depo-Testosterone may also cause breast growth, change in testicles, painful or prolonged erection, weight gain, depression, gingivitis and severe stomach pain. More common side effects of Depo-Testosterone may include gum irritation or tenderness, hair loss, change in sex drive, acne, tiredness and headaches.

Other side effects may be possible, so talk to your doctor if any new or unusual symptoms develop while taking Depo-Testosterone.

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