Testosterone Injections


How is testosterone injection given?

Testosterone is injected into a muscle. A healthcare provider will give you this injection. The injection is usually given every 1 to 4 weeks.

The length of treatment will depend on the condition being treated.

Testosterone will not enhance athletic performance and should not be used for that purpose.

While receiving this medicine, you will need frequent blood tests usually every 6 to 9 weeks.

Testosterone can affect bone growth and red blood cells called erythrocytosis. Bone development may need to be checked with a Dexa Scan for a baseline.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your injection. It is always better to be compliant, than have inconsistent results.

What happens if I overdose?

Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur. We do have some patients that are able to self administer this injection at home.

What should I avoid while receiving testosterone injection?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

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