Compare Testopel vs. Delatestryl

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Testopel (Testosterone Implant)

Prescription only
Treats low testosterone.

The testosterone implant is a good option for long-term testosterone therapy, but it can be expensive, and it's really important that you get the right dose so your doctor doesn't have to remove pellets.

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.

3.7/ 7 average rating with 103 reviewsforDelatestryl
Upsides
  • Your doctor will give this shot to you every 3 months, so you don't have to worry about administering it yourself like some testosterone injections.
  • Unlike topical forms of testosterone, you don't have to worry about accidentally transferring this medication to another person's skin.
  • 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
  • Not available in generic form, so it can be more expensive.
  • Your doctor has to calculate your dose for 3 months. If it ends up being too much, the doctor might have to remove some of the implant pellets.
  • The pellets can come out, although this is extremely rare.
  • Only available as a shot.
  • Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
  • Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
Used for
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
Dosage forms
  • Implant pellet
  • Injection
Price
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$90.41
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Reviews
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103 
43%
think this treatment is worth it
21%
think this treatment works well
27%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Testopel (Testosterone Implant) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
No information currently available
  • Breast tissue changes

    Male

  • Changes in sex drive

    Male

  • Inability to urinate

    Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)

  • Changes in sperm

    Taking high doses of Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)

  • Swelling in the legs

    Heart, liver or kidney disease

  • Virilization

    Female

  • High calcium in the blood

    Cancer

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Changes in blood sugar

    Diabetes

  • Changes in blood thinning

    On blood thinners

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