Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Aveed

(Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

  • Injection
  • Low testosterone
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Treats low testosterone.

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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

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

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  • 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.
  • 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.
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Side effects for Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

From clinical trials of Aveed / Any condition ( 153)

  • Injection site painInjection site pain5% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • Prostatic specific antigen increasedProstatic specific antigen increased5% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • Estradiol increasedEstradiol increased3% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • HypogonadismHypogonadism3% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • FatigueFatigue2% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • IrritabilityIrritability2% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • Hemoglobin increasedHemoglobin increased2% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • Sleep difficultySleep difficulty2% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • Mood swingsMood swings2% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo
  • AggressionAggression1% for Testosterone injection vs.0% for placebo

What to expect when you take Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • This medication is only available through a special screening program because of the side effects.
  • Your doctor will watch you for 30 minutes after each injection to make sure you don't have problems breathing or get an allergic reaction.
  • Can cause nausea, vomiting and headache.
  • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.

Risks and Warnings for Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Male

    Taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection) can cause swelling and breast tissue changes if you're a man. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

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The FDA category for this medication is X. It is advised that you: Unsafe
Pregnancy
Kidneys & liver
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • There have been reports of people on Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate 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 if you 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.
Sex
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • If you're a man taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection), you can see changes in your sex drive, including overstimulation and prolonged frequent erections. Talk to your doctor if this happens, since they might have to change the dose.
Weight gain or loss
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • If you're taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection), and you notice swelling in your legs, or a sudden increase in your weight, talk to your doctor. This can be a serious side effect involving your heart.