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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.
This testosterone topical solution is a convenient topical form of hormone replacement that's less likely to rub off on other people you come into contact with, but it's not available as a generic yet.
- 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.
- You're less likely with this formulation to transfer testosterone topical solution to another person since this is applied to the armpits -- unlike some other forms of topical testosterone.
- You can use your regular deodorant or antiperspirant, but just make sure to apply that first before using testosterone topical solution.
- Only available as a shot.
- Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
- Only available as brand name.
- You have to wait at least 2 hours after applying testosterone topical solution before you can swim or bathe, otherwise your body won't absorb the entire amount.
- Low testosterone
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- Application Site Irritation8%
- Application Site Erythema7%
- Hematocrit Increased7%
- PSA Increased4%
- Breast tissue changes
- Changes in sex drive
- 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
- Changes in blood thinning
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