Side Effects From Using Injectable Testosterone

Are there any side effects from using injectable Testosterone?

As with any medication, the possibility of side effects does exist from the administration of injectable testosterone. Keep in mind that AAI Rejuvenation Clinic’s contracted, USA based pharmacies only use bio-identical Testosterone. Bio-identical meaning, it’s the same as your body produces. Most medications that your primary care physician would prescribe are synthetic and subject to an increased possibility of side effects emerging. Your body is organic so, most of your medication should be organic. If not, you are expecting your body to accept and positively deal with the synthetic material. This popular misconception is where most of the issues emerge.

Bare in mind that properly administered testosterone inadequate dosages pertinent to the individual patient’s file characteristics, which would accompany preventive, supplemental nutraceuticals, can be an invaluable positive tool in optimizing a person’s life. Patients that participate in physician-supervised protocols mostly have successful, beneficial experiences with little to no side effects from therapy.

Possible Side Effects from injectable Testosterone therapy may be:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Skin color changes
  • Increased/Decreased sexual interest
  • Oily skin
  • Hair loss
  • Breast swelling in men
  • Numbness or tingly feeling
  • Acne
  • Pain, swelling, and redness at the injection site may also occur.

The dosage for injectable Testosterone will vary depending on the sex, age, and diagnosis of the participating patient. Dosage is adjusted according to the patient’s response. Injectable testosterone may interact with blood thinners, insulin or oral diabetes medication, or steroids. Tell your doctor all medications you use.

Injectable testosterone must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. Consult your doctor to discuss birth control. Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.

Seek immediate emergency medical help if you experience some or any of the following signs of an allergic reaction: 

  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • Swelling
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Increased or ongoing erection of the penis
  • Bone pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Memory problems
  • Restless feeling
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased urination
  • Weakness
  • Muscle twitching; or
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Women administering any form of testosterone must be aware that the potentiality of developing male characteristics such as facial hair, deepening of the voice and changes in the skin may occur, which could be irreversible if testosterone treatment is continued.

If you are a female, call your doctor right away if you notice any of these signs:

  • Acne
  • Changes in your menstrual periods
  • Male-pattern hair growth (such as on the chin or chest);
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Enlarged clitoris
  • Increase or decrease in sex drive.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • Breast swelling in men
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Numbness or tingly feeling
  • Pain or swelling where the medicine was injected.

*Main side effect details from RxList

**NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.