Testosterone supplements can have negative health effects on people in your life if it is not used properly. Exposure to androgen hormones during pregnancy may affect a fetus’s development, and mothers who are nursing may pass androgens to children through the milk. This can cause premature sexual development. Children exposed to testosterone may experience premature sexual development also.
Proper usage of testosterone cypionate is very important. This medicine has unintended side effects for people who aren’t meant to inject the hormone. Here are a few important things to remember:
take this medicine only as prescribed by your doctor or healthcare provider
do not take the medicine if it appears discolored or has specks floating in it
be sure to inject the medicine in your muscle, not a vein. Ask your doctor for guidance in giving yourself injections if you begin at-home treatment
do not stop taking testosterone injections without your doctor’s knowledge
For adult males treating low testosterone levels, the average dose is 25 to 50 milligrams injected into the buttock muscle two to three times a week. Larger doses may be given less frequently.
The amount of medicine you need depends on the severity of the condition that is being treated. It also depends on how frequently you’re receiving an injection.
If you miss an injection, do not double your next scheduled dose. Instead, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it’s very close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose, and stick with your scheduled dose plan.
Most men benefit from an injection every few weeks. Some may need an injection more frequently. Others may be able to put several weeks between injections. How often you get an injection depends on the severity of the condition being treated, your personal health history, and your current levels of testosterone in your blood. After a few months of treatment, your doctor may want to adjust your frequency of treatment. Your doctor may request regular blood tests to monitor your levels