1 What is Aveed?

Brand: Aveed, Delatestryl, Depo-Testosterone, Testone CIK, Testro AQ

Generic: Testosterone (Intramuscular Route)

Testosterone injection is a treatment for men who are not producing enough testosterone (hypogonadism) and for those who are having delayed puberty. Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is responsible for sexual and reproductive development.

Testosterone injection is also used in women with metastatic breast cancer. This product is available in suspension, oil, solution, and injectable.

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2 What to Know Before Using

Tell to your doctor if you are allergic to Testosterone injection or to any other medications. You should also inform your healthcare providers if you are allergic to foods, dyes, or animals. Safety and effectiveness of this medication have not been established in children. Although Delatestryl® has been used for short periods of time in certain male teenagers to treat delayed puberty, x-ray exams of the hands and wrists of male teenagers should be made every 6 months while receiving this medicine.

There are no specific problems that would limit the usefulness of Testosterone injection in the elderly. However, elderly patients are prone to have undesirable side effects which may require medical attention. Pregnancy category X - Do not use Testosterone injection if you are pregnant or expecting a baby because this medication can cause fetal abnormalities. There are no adequate studies whether Testosterone injection can pass through breast milk or if it could cause harmful effects to the infant.

Discuss with your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby. Taking this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but with exception in some cases. Dosage or frequency of one or both of your medicines may be changed if both medicines are prescribed together.

  • Anisindione
  • Bupropion
  • Dasabuvir
  • Dicumarol
  • Paclitaxel
  • Paclitaxel Protein-Bound
  • Phenprocoumon
  • Warfarin

Taking Testosterone injection with Licorice may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. Dosage or frequency of one or both of your medicines may be changed if both medicines are prescribed together. Some medical conditions can interact with this medication. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

3 Proper Usage

Testosterone injection is injected through the muscle (usually in the buttocks) by a nurse or other trained health care professionals in a hospital or clinic.

4 Precautions to Take

Check with your doctor if you have:

  • If you have a cough or urge to cough, dizziness, fainting, trouble breathing, sweating, tightening of your throat, or chest pain. This medication may cause pulmonary oil microembolism.
  • If you have pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg, shortness of breath, sharp pains in the chest, or trouble breathing. This medicine may cause blood clotting problems.
  • If you have pain or tenderness in the upper stomach, pale stools, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellow eyes or skin. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.

Your doctor will be checking you regularly to monitor the effectiveness of the medication. Blood tests may be ordered for undesirable effects. Do not use Testosterone injection if you are pregnant or expecting a baby because this medication can cause fetal abnormalities.

Tell your doctor if you have developed any signs of allergic reaction while receiving this medication. Tell your doctor if you have a family history of prostate cancer. This medication may increase your risk of having this kind of disease, especially in older men. This medicine may lessen the sperm count of men and may affect their ability to have children. This medicine may cause swelling of the breasts and breast pain in certain patients.

Depo®-Testosterone contains benzyl alcohol which may cause serious reactions to newborn, premature, or low-birth weight infants. This medicine may cause alterations in the level of cholesterol and fats in your blood. If this condition occurs, your doctor may prescribe you a medicine for cholesterol and fats. Talk to your doctor if you are planning to take any other medication.

5 Potential Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur, check with your doctor right away:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bleeding from the gums or nose
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Confusion
  • Cough or urge to cough
  • Decrease in amount of urine
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • Frequent urination
  • Headache
  • Inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  • Nausea
  • Noisy, rattling breathing
  • Pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  • Pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • Pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  • Pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Severe, sudden headache
  • Skin rash, hives, itching
  • Slurred speech
  • Sudden loss of coordination
  • Sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  • Sweating
  • Swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
  • Tightening of your throat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Vision changes
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain

Less serious side effects:

  • Acne or pimples
  • Attack, assault, or force
  • Changes in mood
  • Irritability
  • Not able to ejaculate semen
  • Pain or redness at the injection site
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  • Hearing loss
  • Inability to have or keep an erection
  • Increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • Increased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • More erections than usual or erections that last a long time
  • Swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

Not all side effects are listed above. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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