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Testosterone Cypionate

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Androgens

Testosterone Cypionate - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Testosterone Cypionate cause?

  • ​Acne
  • Injection site reaction (e.g. pain, bruising or irritation at the injection site)
  • Hot flushes
  • Increased in weight
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Breast enlargement

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Testosterone Cypionate, what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
  • You have prostate or breast cancer.
  • You have history of the following:
    • Liver or kidney  problems
    • Heart conditions
    • Uncontrolled blood pressure
    • Clotting disorders
    • Epilepsy (fits)
    • Migraine
    • Benign prostate hyperplasia (enlargement of prostate)
    • Sleep apnea (a sleep disorder)
    • Diabetes
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Testosterone Cypionate?

​Inform your doctor if you are taking oral anticoagulant (warfarin), corticosteroids, insulin or other anti-diabetic medications.

Testosterone Cypionate - Additional Information

  • Updated on Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    ​If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

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