Depo-Testosterone

Generic Name: Testosterone

  • What is Depo-Testosterone?

    Depo-Testosterone is used to treat men who have low to no testosterone due to age, tumors, injury, radiation, or a condition present from birth.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Depo-Testosterone?

    Tell your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, changes in skin color, ankle swelling, or frequent/persistent erections while using Depo-Testosterone. These could be signs of a serious problem. Prolonged use of testosterone has been associated with liver disease and liver cancer, as well as prostate cancer. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have a history of prostate or liver problems.

    Depo-Testosterone should not be used in boys younger than 12 years old. If this drug is used in boys with delayed puberty, it may affect bone growth and compromise adult stature.

  • Who should not take Depo-Testosterone?

    Do not use Depo-Testosterone if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, or if you have known or suspected prostate cancer, male breast cancer, or serious heart, liver, or kidney disease. This drug should not be used by women.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Depo-Testosterone?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Depo-Testosterone. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart, kidney, or liver disease.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Your doctor will determine the dose based on your age and the condition being treated. The usual recommended dose is 50-400 milligrams given as an injection every 2-4 weeks.

  • How should I take Depo-Testosterone?

    Depo-Testosterone is injected into the muscle by a healthcare professional.

  • What should I avoid while taking Depo-Testosterone?

    Depo-Testosterone has not been shown to be safe and effective for the enhancement of athletic performance. There is a serious risk of adverse health events if used for this purpose.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Depo-Testosterone?

    If Depo-Testosterone is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Depo-Testosterone with the following: blood thinners, insulin, or oxyphenbutazone.

  • What are the possible side effects of Depo-Testosterone?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: enlarged breasts in men, frequent and prolonged erections, male pattern baldness, increased/decreased sex drive, decreased sperm count, abnormal hair growth, acne, fluid and electrolyte disturbances, nausea, hypercholesterolemia, blood clotting disorder, liver disorders, anxiety, depression

  • Can I receive Depo-Testosterone if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Testosterone is intended for use only by men and must not be used by women. If used during pregnancy, it can cause serious harm to the developing baby.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Depo-Testosterone?

    Depo-Testosterone is injected intramuscularly by your doctor at periodic intervals. Speak to your doctor regarding your next scheduled visit or if you think you missed a dose.

  • How should I store Depo-Testosterone?

    Your doctor will store this medication.

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