Note: The information on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before taking any new dietary supplement, including Testocor.
Testocor is a dietary supplement whose individual ingredients have a long-standing reputation of safety and effectiveness. Testocor can be taken with most prescription and over-the-counter medications.
When taken as directed, Testocor is safe and poses no short-term or long-term health risks. When taken as directed, Testocor is not addictive or habit-forming. If you wish to stop taking Testocor after taking the supplement daily for more than one month, we recommend that you gradually taper down your dose over 7-21 days. Although abrupt discontinuation is not unsafe, discontinuing gradually may reduce the likelihood of a recurrence of symptoms.
There are no reported harmful side effects associated with Testocor. Most people that take Testocor experience no side effects. If in the rare case side effects do occur, they tend to be mild and often disappear. Possible side effects include (as disclosed on WebMD's safety pages for each herb included in the Testocor formula: (1) L-Carnitine Tartrate, (2) Mucuna Pruriens, (3) Fenugreek, (4) Tongkat Ali, and (5) Forskolin:
Pregnant and nursing women should not take Testocor (or any natural supplement) without the approval of a physician.
Do not exceed the recommended dose of four capsules at once or six capsules daily. Exceeding the maximum dose is not unsafe, although it may result in drowsiness or discomfort. Before taking Testocor, talk your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications.
In general, Testocor can be safely taken with low testosterone topicals and gels, including AndroGel®, Testim®, Axiron®, Fortesta®, and Vogelxo®. Keep in mind that Testocor may increase the side effects of these medications, although this interaction is not unsafe at recommended doses. If you are taking any type of medication for low testosterone, use caution until you're familiar with the effects of Testocor. If you are currently taking prescription medication, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Testocor or any new supplement.
Testocor might reduce the effectiveness birth control or interact with contraceptive medication. If you take birth control pills along with Testocor, use an additional form of birth control. We advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Testocor or any new supplement.
Do not consume alcohol until you are familiar with the effects of Testocor. In general, consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol is safe while taking Testocor. However, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Testocor or any new supplement.
In general, it is safe to take Testocor if you are also taking other vitamins or nutritional supplements. Of course, we always recommend talking with your doctor before taking any new supplements.