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Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate) - Summary



DEPO-Testosterone Injection, for intramuscular injection, contains testosterone cypionate which is the oil-soluble 17 (beta)- cyclopentylpropionate ester of the androgenic hormone testosterone. Testosterone cypionate is a white or creamy white crystalline powder, odorless or nearly so and stable in air. It is insoluble in water, freely soluble in alcohol, chloroform, dioxane, ether, and soluble in vegetable oils.

DEPO-Testosterone Injection is indicated for replacement therapy in the male in conditions associated with symptoms of deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.

1. Primary hypogonadism (congenital or acquired)-testicular failure due to cryptorchidism, bilateral torsion, orchitis, vanishing testis syndrome; or orchidectomy.

2. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (congenital or acquired)-idiopathic gonadotropin or LHRH deficiency, or pituitary-hypothalamic injury from tumors, trauma, or radiation.

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Media Articles Related to Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone)

AACE Responds to FDA Testosterone-Replacement Statement
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Headlines [2015.09.29]
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists issues recommendations for testosterone-replacement therapy following the FDA's March 2015 cautionary notice about increased cardiovascular risk.
Medscape Medical News

Men with 'low testosterone' have higher rates of depression
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2015.07.02]
Researchers at the George Washington University (GW), led by Michael S. Irwig, M.D.

ED worsened, testosterone levels decreased by some treatments of prostate enlargement
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2015.06.15]
Men with benign prostate enlargement who used finasteride (also known as proscar and propecia) to treat their condition, experienced worsening erectile dysfunction (ED) that did not resolve with...

Low Testosterone (Low T)
Source: MedicineNet Iron Overload Specialty [2015.05.22]
Title: Low Testosterone (Low T)
Category: Symptoms and Signs
Created: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Testosterone nasal gel works best at three doses a day, study finds
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2015.03.11]
A new testosterone nasal gel raises men's low testosterone levels to normal, with few side effects, according to the results of a phase 3 clinical trial presented at the Endocrine Society's 97th...

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Published Studies Related to Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone)

Testosterone replacement therapy in older male subjective memory complainers: double-blind randomized crossover placebo-controlled clinical trial of physiological assessment and safety. [2015]
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been investigated in older men as a preventative treatment against Alzheimer's disease and dementia. However, previous studies have been contradictory... Our study suggests TRT is safe and well-tolerated in this Indonesian cohort, yet longitudinal studies with larger cohorts are needed to assess TRT further, and to establish whether TRT reduces dementia risk.

Testosterone induces erythrocytosis via increased erythropoietin and suppressed hepcidin: evidence for a new erythropoietin/hemoglobin set point. [2014]
hematocrit remain unclear... CONCLUSIONS: Testosterone-induced increase in hemoglobin and hematocrit is

Effect of testosterone treatment on constitutional and sexual symptoms in men with type 2 diabetes in a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. [2014]
constitutional and sexual symptoms in men with type 2 diabetes (T2D)... CONCLUSIONS: In this trial, T treatment did not substantially improve

The role of androgen receptor CAG repeat polymorphism and other factors which affect the clinical response to testosterone replacement in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes: TIMES2 sub-study. [2013]
TRT in the TIMES2 study... CONCLUSION: AR CAG affected the response of some variables to TRT in the TIMES2

Mechanical muscle function and lean body mass during supervised strength training and testosterone therapy in aging men with low-normal testosterone levels. [2013]
24-week study... CONCLUSION: Strength training in aging men with low-normal testosterone levels

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Clinical Trials Related to Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone)

Effect of Androgel on Type 2 Diabetic Males With Hypogonadism [Active, not recruiting]
This is to study the effect of replacing testosterone on different inflammatory cells in type 2 diabetics with low testosterone levels.

Safety Study of Transdermal Testosterone for Low Libido in Pre and Postmenopausal Women [Completed]
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is an established side effect of Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin noradrenalin reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), causing symptoms such as loss of libido, arousal difficulties, or delayed orgasm or anorgasmia. Efficacy of testosterone therapy for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in women has been demonstrated in studies including naturally and surgically menopausal women, either alone or in combination with estrogen, with or without progestin therapy.

TRADE-Testosterone Replacement and Dutasteride Effectiveness [Completed]
The purpose of this research study is to determine whether the combination of the male hormone testosterone [T] in gel form and the oral drug dutasteride [D], used to shrink large prostate glands can safely reduce the size of the prostate gland and symptoms of prostate enlargement (called benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]) compared to T treatment alone in men with low testosterone (called hypogonadism).

Pharmacokinetic Study of Testosterone Enanthate [Completed]

Anabolic and Inflammatory Responses to Short-Term Testosterone Administration in Older Men [Recruiting]
Skeletal muscle loss is a common consequence of aging and in some individuals reaches a level that compromises health and quality of life. Age-associated increases in cytokine and inflammatory signaling may be important contributors to this process. In this project the investigators will test the hypotheses that 1) testosterone will inhibit cytokine and inflammatory signaling in skeletal muscles of older adults and 2) will augment the anabolic response to increased skeletal muscle activity. The investigators will also assess the practical question of whether testosterone injection and gel application elicit similar responses. Resistance exercise will be used as a means of stimulating both inflammatory and anabolic responses in skeletal muscle. In order to assess the effects of testosterone on these responses, fourteen subjects will perform resistance exercise on two occasions separated by 7 days. The first session will be performed prior to the initiation of testosterone therapy and the second session will be performed after receiving testosterone for 7 days.

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Reports of Suspected Depo-Testosterone (Testosterone) Side Effects

Poor Quality Drug Administered (33)Burning Sensation (30)Drug Ineffective (11)Feeling Hot (8)Injection Site Pain (7)Malaise (6)Rash (5)Pain (4)Headache (4)Injection Site Swelling (4)more >>

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