Testosterone Cypionate injection, for intramuscular injection, contains Testosterone Cypionate which is the oil-soluble 17 (beta)-cyclopentylpropionate ester of the androgenic hormone testosterone.
Testosterone (tes-TOS-te-rone) are male hormones. Some are naturally produced in the body and are responsible for the growth and development of male sex organs.
Testosterone Cypionate is used for
Treating symptoms of low testosterone in men when the body does not make any testosterone or not enough testosterone (hypogonadism). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Testosterone Cypionate is a male sex hormone. It works by replacing or supplementing the testosterone that is naturally made in the body.
Do NOT use Testosterone Cypionate if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Testosterone Cypionate
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
you have breast cancer and are male; known or suspected prostate cancer; or serious heart, liver, or kidney problems
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Testosterone Cypionate
Some medical conditions may interact with Testosterone Cypionate. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
• if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
• if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
• if you have heart disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease, angina (chest pain), high cholesterol levels, swelling (edema), lung disease, or sleep apnea (long pauses in breathing while you sleep)
• if you have diabetes, an enlarged prostate, kidney or liver disease, high blood calcium levels, or obesity Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Testosterone Cypionate. Tell your health care provider if you are
taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
• Carbamazepine, corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), macrolide immunosuppressants (eg tacrolimus), or oxyphenbutazone because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by Testosterone Cypionate
• Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), insulin, or oral hypoglycemics (eg, glyburide) because their side effects, including the risk of bleeding, may be increased by Testosterone Cypionate
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Testosterone Cypionate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Testosterone Cypionate
Use Testosterone Cypionate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Testosterone Cypionate is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Testosterone Cypionate at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Testosterone Cypionate. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
• Do not use Testosterone Cypionate if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
• Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
• If you miss a dose of Testosterone Cypionate, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Testosterone Cypionate.
Important safety information:
Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Testosterone Cypionate before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
Diabetes patients - Testosterone Cypionate may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine. Testosterone Cypionate may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are using Testosterone Cypionate.
Lab tests, including liver function, blood cell counts, blood cholesterol, prostatic specific antigen, bone growth, and blood testosterone, may be performed while you use Testosterone Cypionate. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Use Testosterone Cypionate with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer.
Testosterone Cypionate should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 18 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
Testosterone Cypionate has benzyl alcohol in it. Do not use it in NEWBORNS or INFANTS. It may cause serious and sometimes fatal nervous system problems and other side effects.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Using Testosterone Cypionate while pregnant may cause harm to the fetus. It is not known if Testosterone Cypionate is found in breast milk. Testosterone Cypionate should not be used by women
Possible side effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Acne; bitter or strange taste in mouth; change in sex drive; fatigue; gum or mouth irritation; gum pain; gum tenderness or swelling; hair loss; headache. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); breast growth or pain; change in the size or shape of the testicles; dark urine or light-colored bowel movements; depression or mood changes; dizziness; gingivitis; interrupted breathing while sleeping; loss of appetite; nausea; painful or prolonged erection; stomach pain; swelling of the ankles or legs; urination problems; weight gain; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
1 ml 200 mg x 5 Ampoules