Why is this medication prescribed?
Testosterone cypionate (Depo-Testosterone), testosterone enanthate (Delatestryl), testosterone undecanoate (Aveed), and testosterone pellet (Testopel) are forms of testosterone injection used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who have hypogonadism (a condition in which the body does not produce enough natural testosterone). Testosterone is used only for men with low testosterone levels caused by certain medical conditions, including disorders of the testicles, pituitary gland, (a small gland in the brain), or hypothalamus (a part of the brain) that cause hypogonadism. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your testosterone levels to see if they are low before you begin to use testosterone injection. Testosterone enanthate (Delatestryl) and testosterone pellet (Testopel) are also used to stimulate puberty in males with delayed puberty. Testosterone enanthate (Delatestryl) injection may be used in certain women with a type of breast cancer called mammary cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Testosterone should not be used to treat the symptoms of low testosterone in men who have low testosterone due to aging (‘age-related hypogonadism’). Testosterone is in a class of medications called androgenic hormones. Testosterone is a hormone produced by the body that contributes to the growth, development, and functioning of the male sexual organs and typical male characteristics. Testosterone injection works by supplying synthetic testosterone to replace the testosterone that is normally produced naturally in the body. When used to treat breast cancer, testosterone works by stopping the release of estrogen.
How should this medicine be used?
- Testosterone cypionate, testosterone enanthate, and testosterone undecanoate injection come as a solution (liquid) to be injected into a muscle by a doctor or nurse in a hospital or clinic. Testosterone injection also comes as a pellet to be injected under the skin.
- Testosterone injection may control your symptoms but will not cure your condition. Your doctor may adjust your dose of testosterone depending on the amount of testosterone in your blood during your treatment and your reaction to the medication.
- Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer’s information for the patient.
Testosterone injection may cause side effects
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away :
- Breast enlargement or pain
- Deepening of voice
- Pain or redness at the injection site
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- 500g………………..$ 1500,
- 1kg ……………………..$3000