Compare Depo-Testosterone vs. Testopel
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Only available as a shot.
- Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
- 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.
- Low testosterone
- Gender identity disorder (female-to-male transsexual)
- Low testosterone
- Delayed puberty
- Male osteoporosis
- Weight gain
- Implant pellet
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- 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
- Liver disease
- Changes in mood
- Changes in blood sugar
- Changes in blood thinning
- On blood thinners
- Blood clots