What is Testosterone Cypionate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Testosterone

See also: Testosterone Testosterone Enanthate

Testosterone cypionate is injectable form of testosterone that promotes sex drive, fat loss, helps gain and maintain lean muscle mass and bone density; for androgen deficiency in men with AIDS wasting; in combination with estrogen, for postmenopausal women with decreased sexual desire.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hypogonadism 26 13
Fatigue 14 8
Low testosterone 12 12
Gender dysphoria 9 2
Hormone replacement 6 1
Decreased sex drive (libido) 3 2

Show all 33 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 6
None 23

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Testosterone Cypionate

Side effect Patients
Elevated hematocrit 3
Aggressive behavior 2
Hair loss 2
Irritability 2
Acne 1
Acne breakout 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Testosterone Cypionate

Dosage Patients
40 mg weekly 2
100 mg weekly 2
200 mg every other week 2
150 mg weekly 2
200 mg weekly 2
25 mg weekly 1
50 mg weekly 1
60 mg weekly 1
240 mg every other week 1
250 mg weekly 1

See all 14 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Testosterone Cypionate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Testosterone Cypionate

Duration

Currently taking Testosterone Cypionate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Testosterone Cypionate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 28
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 5
< $25 14
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Testosterone Cypionate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate) 2
ethinyl estradiol-etonorgestrel (NuvaRing) 1
Norethindrone (norethisterone) (Noriday) 1

Patients stopped taking Testosterone Cypionate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
ethinyl estradiol-etonorgestrel (NuvaRing) 1
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (Pregnyl) 1
Progesterone (Prometrium) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Testosterone Cypionate

Oct 27, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for night sweats)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (elevated hematocrit, testicular atrophy, elevated hematocrit)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: The impact of taking testosterone is mostly very positive. I feel better overall and have a more positive mood. Better erections. Feel fitter and physically stronger. It has also helped with night sweats and insomnia that I experienced before. At too high a does there is also elevated estrogen which causes some 'man boob' symptoms. Unfortunately the benefits tend to taper off over time. I would really like to try using an estrogen blocker instead such as Clomid. But my GP doctor is unwilling to try prescribing that 'off-label.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 5, 2012 (Started Jun 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Jan 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for hypogonadism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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