Testosterone Cypionate is a synthetic derivative of testosterone, a hormone naturally produced by the body. It comes in an oil-soluble 17 (beta)-cyclopentylpropionate ester form, allowing for slow release after injection and prolonged effect. This medication is classified as an anabolic-androgenic steroid and is primarily used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men when the body does not make any testosterone or not enough testosterone (hypogonadism).
Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Testosterone Cypionate is a highly effective treatment for hypogonadism, replenishing testosterone in the body to normal, healthy levels.
Physical Development: It aids in the development and maintenance of secondary sexual characteristics such as the growth of the prostate, testis, and body hair.
Muscle Growth and Strength: As an anabolic steroid, Testosterone Cypionate promotes the growth of muscle tissue and can aid in improved strength and physical capacity.
Mood and Energy Improvement: Adequate levels of testosterone play a significant role in men's mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. Treatment with Testosterone Cypionate can lead to improved mood and energy.
Common Side Effects: The most common side effects include acne, pain and swelling at the injection site, hair growth, gynecomastia (breast enlargement), more frequent erections, and changes in sexual desire. Severe side effects may include symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Warnings & Precautions: Testosterone Cypionate should not be used by women, particularly those who are or who may become pregnant or are breastfeeding. This medication can harm an unborn or breastfeeding baby. Patients with prostate cancer, male breast cancer, serious heart condition, or severe liver or kidney disease should not use testosterone cypionate. Patients should inform their healthcare provider of all their medical conditions and medications prior to starting treatment.
Usage: Testosterone Cypionate is usually given by a healthcare provider in a hospital or clinic setting. The dosage is based on your medical condition, testosterone blood levels, and response to treatment.