The doctor may prescribe Testosterone Cypionate injections after diagnosing low-T levels. Some questions that might worry you about the prescribed treatment plan include –
- What is testosterone cypionate?
- How will it impact your body?
- What dosage is suitable?
- Are there any concerns about the potential side effects?
- Will the treatment be effective, as hyped?
Testosterone cypionate – What is it?
Testosterone cypionate injections are recommended for replacement therapy. The main ingredient in the vial is testosterone cypionate and other elements are benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate and cotton seed oil.
You need a doctor’s prescription to buy this injection. Injections are to be given in large muscle group situated in the upper arm, thigh, and the buttocks. Therefore, its use needs to be under the careful watch of your doctor.
How are the dosages of testosterone cypionate prescribed?
Dosage will be on the basis of your age, health status, and T-levels. Your T-levels will be first determined for treating androgynous deficiencies due to hypogonadism. It can even be prescribed for injury to the hypothalamus or pituitary glands, which can be triggered due to cancer treatment like radiation.
Doctors will start you on low dosage level to see, how your body reacts to the hormone fluctuations. For example, dosage of 250 to 750mg may be prescribed for those suffering from pituitary gland malfunction.
A different dosage level will be determined for treating hypogonadism or to an adolescent for delayed arrival of puberty. The time period will also be determined by your physician, after carefully analyzing the results.
Are there any risks of side effects?
Common testosterone cypionate side effects –
- Pain at injection site
- Urge to cough
- Lack of appetite
Everyone is not going to experience the above side effects, but must be aware about them. It helps to monitor your overall body reactions and talk about them with your health provider. Every human body differs, so the reaction also varies and the same applies to testosterone cypionate treatment plan. If the risks outweigh benefits then your doctor will discourage low-T treatment using injections, especially in elderly men.
Testosterone cypionate affects endocrine system, which is the main gland that regulates all hormone secretion. Thus other hormone functions get affected along with metabolism.
Metabolic system changes can include increase in appetite & weight, blood sugar level fluctuations, and fluid retention. Therefore it is wise to have careful monitoring, while on testosterone cypionate injection therapy, especially if you have diabetes, hypoglycemia, and hyperlipidemia.