Available by prescription only, testosterone cypionate is used to treat low testosterone levels in men. This medicine comes in the form of an injection and is given every two to four weeks. Because it comes in a special oil formulation, the medication is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream. Acne, pain at the injection site, and decreased sperm count are possible side effects.
What Is Testosterone Cypionate?Testosterone cypionate (Depo®-Testosterone) is a prescription injection approved to treat low testosterone levels in men due to various causes. Because it is an anabolic steroid, it is classified as a controlled substance in the United States. This means that special laws and regulations control its sale and use.
(Click What Is Testosterone Cypionate Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, testosterone cypionate may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of testosterone cypionate include but are not limited to:
- Decreased sperm count
- Pain and inflammation at the injection site.
(Click Testosterone Cypionate Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)