What You Need to Know About Testosterone Injections

Testosterone Injections

There are many benefits of testosterone injections for men with low testosterone. As men grow older testosterone levels naturally decline. Testosterone injections can give you back what time and nature take away.

Testosterone injections are prescribed so that you can feel younger, stronger, and improve your confidence, so you can continue to do all the things you enjoy most in life.

There are several ways that doctors prescribe testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone treatments are available as rub-on gels, skin patches, or injections. However, our doctors have found that testosterone injections are the safest and most effective way to treat men with low testosterone.

Are There Different Types of Testosterone Injections?

Testosterone injections are prescribed in what is known as different “esters.” Esters are all different versions of testosterone. They differ only in their chemical and molecular structure. The most commonly prescribed injectable esters of testosterone are testosterone enanthate and testosterone cypionate.

Your dosage and how long you will need to take testosterone will depend upon which ester is being used. In general, dosages will vary between 50 mg and 300 mg per injection. An average injectable dose for men diagnosed with low testosterone is about 200-250 mg every two weeks.

Again, the exact dosage required will vary from person to person. A patient’s age, weight and overall physical well-being, will all be considered when determining an individual’s ideal dose.

Testosterone injections are a safe and effective way to administer testosterone replacement therapy.

What Are the Best Brands of Testosterone Injections?

What Are the Best Brands of Testosterone Injections

The most commonly prescribed form of testosterone injections is testosterone cypionate. The most popular brand of testosterone cypionate is Depo-Testosterone. It is more commonly known as “Depo.” Depo was the first testosterone injectable approved by the FDA. It has been produced by Pharmacia and Upjohn since 1979.

Depo-testosterone is available in two strengths, 100 mg and 200 mg.

Other brands of testosterone injections include:

  • Delatestryl (testosterone enanthate, made by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
  • Aveed (testosterone undecanoate, made by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
  • Xyosted (testosterone enanthate, made by Antares Pharma, Inc. )

What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Injections?

What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Injections

Testosterone injections have many benefits. Bringing your testosterone levels back into the normal range can:

  • Give you an increased sex drive
  • Improved the symptoms of ED and otherwise positively impact sexual performance
  • Give you more energy and increased stamina
  • Improve strength and muscle tone
  • Improve bone health
  • Help you burn fat, particularly stubborn belly fat
  • Improve mood -lower feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Improve heart health and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Increased sperm count and positively impact infertility issues
  • Improve memory and other cognitive abilities

Do Testosterone Injections Have Any Side Effects?

Do Testosterone Injections Have Any Side Effects

Like any drug, testosterone injections can have some side effects. However, testosterone injections are generally considered safe. You can minimize your chances of side-effects by using one of the name brands listed above, and by following your doctor’s instructions completely.

The most common side-effect of testosterone injections is pain or swelling at the injections site.

While serious complications with testosterone injections are rare, prescribing information of the drug lists the following potential side effects:

  • acne
  • breast enlargement or pain
  • hoarseness
  • deepening of voice
  • pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, or hardness at injection site
  • tiredness
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • mood swings
  • weight gain
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • back pain

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • lower leg pain, swelling, warmth, or redness
  • nausea or vomiting
  • swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • difficulty breathing, especially during sleep
  • erections that happen too often or that last too long
  • difficulty urinating, weak urine flow, frequent urination, sudden need to urinate right away, blood in the urine
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • mood changes including depression, anxiety, or becoming suicidal (thinking about harming or killing oneself or planning or trying to do so)

There are many benefits of testosterone injections, and few side effects.

Can Women Take Testosterone Injections?

Can Women Take Testosterone Injections

Women as well as men can suffer from low testosterone. Women’s bodies make and need testosterone, but to a lesser degree than men. Women usually experience the symptoms of low testosterone when they reach menopause. Many doctors suggest that menopausal and post-menopausal who are on estrogen replacement, also take testosterone injections. In such women testosterone injections have been shown to: Increase libido, reduce vaginal dryness and help with other sexual performance issues. Testosterone injections in woman have also been shown to:

  • Reduce mental fogginess
  • Improve mood
  • Reduce night sweats and hot flushes
  • Increase energy

How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Testosterone Injections?

The cost of testosterone will vary from patient to patient. The brand and dose of testosterone you are prescribed will determine the cost of your testosterone injections.
Generally speaking, men should expect to pay anywhere from $350 – $600 per month for testosterone therapy. Keep in mind, like in any purchase, you get what you pay for. You should not cut corners on your health, and choose a testosterone clinic strictly because it may be the have they advertise the lowest cost for testosterone injections.

Both men and women can benefit testosterone injections.

Now that you know a little more about testosterone injections, why not contact us, and see if a prescription for injectable testosterone is right for you.

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