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Delatestryl
(Testosterone Enanthate Injection)

Depo-Testosterone
(Testosterone Cypionate Injection)

Treats low testosterone. This testosterone injection only has to be given once or twice a month and you can do it at home, but someone has to help you inject.Treats low testosterone. This testosterone injection only has to be given once or twice a month and you can do it at home, but someone has to help you inject.
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Reviews for Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
42%
of people (All ages) say Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) is worth it
21%
say it works well
27%
say it's a big hassle
102 reviews
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Reviews for Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection)
48%
+6% vs. Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
31%
+10% vs. Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
17%
+10% vs. Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
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Side effects
DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone

The Delatestryl FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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The Depo-Testosterone FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
The testosterone injection works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on. Also, it can slow the spread of certain kinds of breast cancer.The testosterone injection works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on.
Type of medication
DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
Hormone replacement
Testosterone
Prescription only
Hormone replacement
Testosterone
Prescription only
Available as
DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
  • Injection
  • Injection
Used for (click to learn more)
DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
  • Low testosterone
  • Low testosterone
Risk factors for serious side effects
DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
  • Male
  • Male
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Taking high doses of Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
  • Heart, liver or kidney disease
  • Female
  • Cancer
  • Inability to move
      • Diabetes
      • On blood thinners
        Detailed Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) risks & warnings »
        • Male
        • Male
        • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
        • Taking high doses of Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection)
        • Heart, liver or kidney disease
        • Inability to move
        • Cancer
            • Diabetes
            • On blood thinners
              Detailed Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection) risks & warnings »
              Pregnancy

              Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

              Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

              Kidneys and liver
              DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
              • There have been reports of people on Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This can happen if you have cancer or if you are unable to move around. If you notice a metallic taste in your mouth, muscle or joint pain or a bad headache, talk to your doctor, since they may have to stop the medication.
              • There have been reports of people on Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This can happen if you are unable to move around or have cancer. If you notice a metallic taste in your mouth, muscle or joint pain or a bad headache, talk to your doctor, since they may have to stop the medication.
              Pain
              DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
              • If you're on Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection), and you notice pain in your abdomen, or if your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow, call your doctor immediately. This can be liver damage.
              No pain related info.
              Upsides and benefits
              DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
              • A first-choice treatment for low testosterone in men and delayed puberty in boys.
              • Available in generic.
              • Only has to be given once every 2 to 4 weeks.
              • The shot can be done at home.
              • A first-choice treatment for low testosterone in men and delayed puberty in boys.
              • Available in generic.
              • Only has to be given once every 2 to 4 weeks.
              • The shot can be done at home.
              Downsides and risks
              DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
              • Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
              • Only available as a shot.
              • Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
              • Only available as a shot.
              • Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
              Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
              DelatestrylDepo-Testosterone
              • Your doctor will show you how to inject this correctly.
              • Can cause nausea, vomiting and headache.
              • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
              • Keep this medication locked up and away from children since it's a controlled substance.
              • Your doctor will show you how to inject this correctly.
              • Can cause nausea, vomiting and headache.
              • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
              • Keep this medication locked up and away from children since it's a controlled substance.
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