Testosterone Cypionate

When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with testosterone cypionate include the following:
  • The medication is an injection that is given once every two to four weeks. It is typically given into the gluteal muscle.
  • Some men are able to give themselves the injections. Others have a friend or family member give the injection. Others only feel comfortable with a healthcare provider giving the injection. Talk with your healthcare provider about who should give the injections.
  • Testosterone cypionate comes in a vial without any needles or syringes. If you are doing the injections at home, you will also need to purchase needles and syringes. Your pharmacist can help you choose an appropriate needle gauge and length.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or use it more frequently than prescribed without your healthcare provider's approval.

Storage Information

Testosterone cypionate should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets. Testosterone cypionate comes in multidose vials. This means the vials contain preservatives and can be used more than one time (if your dosage is such that you do not need an entire vial for a dose).

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Depo-Testosterone).

Who Makes Testosterone Cypionate?

Brand-name testosterone cypionate is made by Pfizer Inc. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.
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