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Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection)

Prescription only
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.

4.1/ 7 average rating with 100 reviewsforDepo-Testosterone
Treats low testosterone.

This testosterone injection is a first-choice treatment, but you have to get it in your doctor's office each time.

3.9/ 7 average rating with 78 reviewsforAveed
Upsides
  • 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.
  • The first two shots are spaced out by a month, then each shot after that is given every 10 weeks.
  • Your doctor will give you the shot.
Downsides
  • Only available as a shot.
  • Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
  • Your doctor has to give you this shot. You can't do it at home.
  • Your doctor has to watch you for 30 minutes after your shot to make sure you don't have problems breathing or get a severe allergic reaction.
  • Your doctor has to file paperwork each time you get the shot because of the risks involved.
  • Not available as a generic, so it can be expensive.
Used for
  • Low testosterone
  • Low testosterone
Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Injection
Price
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Reviews
100 
49%
think this treatment is worth it
32%
think this treatment works well
17%
think this treatment is a hassle

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78 
41%
think this treatment is worth it
22%
think this treatment works well
18%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
9possible side effects
  • Injection site pain
    5%
  • Prostatic specific antigen increased
    5%
  • Estradiol increased
    3%
  • Hypogonadism
    3%
  • Fatigue
    2%
  • Irritability
    2%
  • Hemoglobin increased
    2%
  • Insomnia
    2%
  • Mood swings
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Breast tissue changes

    Male

  • Changes in sex drive

    Male

  • Inability to urinate

    Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)

  • Changes in sperm

    Taking high doses of Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate Injection)

  • Swelling in the legs

    Heart, liver or kidney disease

  • High calcium in the blood

    Inability to move

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Changes in blood sugar

    Diabetes

  • Changes in blood thinning

    On blood thinners

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  • Breast tissue changes

    Male

  • Changes in sex drive

    Male

  • Inability to urinate

    Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)

  • Changes in sperm

    Taking high doses of Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

  • Swelling in the legs

    Heart, liver or kidney disease

  • High calcium in the blood

    Inability to move

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Changes in blood sugar

    Diabetes

  • Changes in blood thinning

    On blood thinners

  • Changes in cholesterol

    Taking medications to lower cholesterol

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