Like most drugs, Xyosted may cause mild or serious side effects. The lists below describe some of the more common side effects Xyosted may cause. These lists don’t include all possible side effects.
Keep in mind that side effects of a drug can depend on:
- your age
- other health conditions you have
- other medications you take
Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you more about the potential side effects of Xyosted. They can also suggest ways to help reduce side effects.
Mild side effects
Here’s a list of some of the mild side effects that Xyosted can cause. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or read Xyosted’s prescribing information.
Mild side effects of Xyosted that have been reported include:
* For more information about this side effect, see the “Side effect focus” section below.
Mild side effects of many drugs may go away within a few days to a couple of weeks. But if they become bothersome, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Xyosted can occur, but they aren’t common. If you have serious side effects from Xyosted, call your doctor right away. If you think you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number.
Serious side effects of Xyosted that have been reported include:
* This side effect wasn’t seen in studies of Xyosted but has been reported since the drug was approved.
† For more information about this side effect, see the “Side effect focus” section below.
If you think someone is at immediate risk of self-harm or hurting another person:
- Call 911 or your local emergency number.
- Stay with the person until help arrives.
- Remove any guns, knives, medications, or other things that may cause harm.
- Listen, but don’t judge, argue, threaten, or yes.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, get help from a crisis or suicide prevention hotline. Try the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
Side effect focus
Learn more about some of the side effects Xyosted may cause.
Xyosted has a
Risk of increased blood pressure. Xyosted can increase blood pressure, which can result in serious heart problems. These include heart attack and stroke (lack of blood flow to the brain), which can be life threatening.
High blood pressure usually doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms. But your doctor will have you monitor your blood pressure during your Xyosted treatment to watch for increases.
Symptoms of heart problems can include:
- pain or pressure in your chest, which may spread to your arm, back, or jaw
- shortness of breath
- sudden weakness or numbness on one side of your body
- trouble speaking
Due to this warning, doctors may not prescribe Xyosted if you have existing heart problems or risk factors for heart problems.
What might help
Your doctor will recommend how often you should monitor your blood pressure during Xyosted treatment.
If you have increased blood pressure while using Xyosted:
- Your doctor might prescribe medications to treat high blood pressure. If you already take medications for this, your doctor may:
- prescribe another medication for you to take, or
- change your blood pressure medication completely
- Your doctor might lower your Xyosted dosage. Or they might recommend stopping Xyosted temporarily or permanently.
If you think you’re having symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, immediately seek medical attention. Call 911 (or your local emergency number) or go to the closest emergency room.
Depression and suicidal thoughts
Treatment with Xyosted can cause depression and suicidal thoughts or actions, in rare cases.
Symptoms of depression can include:
- appetite changes
- fatigue (low energy)
- feeling irritable or frustrated
- loss of pleasure in activities you usually enjoy
- persistent feelings of sadness
- sleep problems, such as sleeping too much or too little
- thoughts of worthlessness or self-blame
What might help
If you notice symptoms of depression or suicidal thoughts during treatment with Xyosted, contact your doctor. They can help decide whether it’s safe for you to continue using the drug. They might recommend trying a different testosterone replacement therapy.
Xyosted can cause enlargement of your prostate. This refers to inflammation (swelling and damage) that causes your prostate to get larger. This condition is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This side effect was not common in studies.
Symptoms of an enlarged prostate can include:
- accidental urination
- feeling a sudden urge to urinate
- increased need to urinate at night
- needing to urinate more often than usual
- urinary hesitancy (trouble starting or maintaining urination) or inability to urinate
What might help
If you notice symptoms of an enlarged prostate, talk with your doctor. They’ll likely want to examine you. They may suggest stopping Xyosted and treating your symptoms, in some cases.
Some people may have an allergic reaction to Xyosted. Allergic reaction wasn’t reported in studies of Xyosted, but it can still happen.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:
A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet. They can also include swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat, which can cause trouble breathing.
Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Xyosted. But if you think you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number.