Testosterone Cypionate Side Effects

A few of the possible side effects with testosterone cypionate may include reactions at the injection site, such as pain and inflammation. In most cases, reactions to this medicine tend to be minor and easily treated. However, there are also some problems that are potentially serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including depression, vomiting, or fluid retention.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Testosterone Cypionate

Just like any medicine, testosterone cypionate (Depo®-Testosterone) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with testosterone cypionate. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Testosterone Cypionate Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of testosterone cypionate are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • Rapid weight gain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fluid retention
 
  • Infertility
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Increased bruising or bleeding
  • Symptoms of high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia), such as:
 
    • Constipation, nausea, or vomiting
    • Muscle achiness or weakness
    • Kidney stones
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain or side pain
    • Confusion or lethargy
    • Increased thirst and frequent urination
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 
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