Product Name: Testo-C 200
Product Ingredients: Testosterone Cypionate
Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced in male testicles and in small amounts in woman’s ovaries and adrenal system. Testosterone is an endogenous androgen, which is responsible for normal growth and development of the male sex organs. It is also responsible for maintenance of secondary sex characteristics, including growth and development of the penis, scrotum, seminal vesicles and prostate; male hair distribution, laryngeal enlargement, alterations in body musculature and fat distribution. Testosterone Cypionate also cause retention of sodium, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and decreased urinary excretion of calcium. Testosterone Cypionate increases protein anabolism and decrease protein catabolism.
Testosterone Cypionate is indicated for the testosterone replacement therapy in patients experiencing symptoms of deficiency or total absence of the hormone. Other indications include: hypogonadism, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, pituitary-hypothalamic injury from tumors, impotence, hormonal imbalances, breast cancer (female patients). Testosterone Cypionate might also be used for other purposes not listed at the above.
Contraindications and Cautions:
Testosterone Cypionate is strictly contradicted in the following cases:
- hypersensitivity to the drug’s active ingredients or hormone treatment;
- carcinoma of the breast (male patients);
- carcinoma of the prostate gland (male patients);
- pregnancy, breast feeding.
Testosterone Cypionate is restricted for the patients with the following medical conditions:
- any types of tumor, cancer;
- benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH);
- kidney or liver diseases;
- high cholesterol level;
- bleeding or blood clotting disorders;
- coronary artery disease;
- heart disorders.
The patient must consult with the physician before starting the medication. A dose adjustment or special medical tests might be required.
As any other endogenous androgens, Testosterone Cypionate might cause several side effects, such as the following: acne; hair loss; weight gain; nausea; loss of appetite; stomach pain; bitter or strange taste in mouth; gum tenderness or swelling; gum pain; gum or mouth irritation; gingivitis; change in sex drive; painful or prolonged erection; dark urine or light-colored bowel movements; urination problems; fatigue; depression or mood changes; dizziness; headaches; yellowing of the skin or eyes; breast growth or pain; ; swelling of the ankles or legs; change in the size or shape of the testicles; severe allergic reactions (difficulty breathing; rash; itching; hives; tightness in the chest; swelling of the or tongue, lips, mouth or face,).
This is not a complete list of the possible side effects. The patient must immediately contact his physician or emergency room in case if he experiences any at the above or any other bothersome responses to the treatment. However, it is not obligatory to experience any negative reactions to Testosterone Cypionate.
Testosterone Cypionate dosage must be prescribed strictly by the medical specialist for each patient individually. The medicine is inserted intramuscularly, specifically deep into the gluteal muscle. Generally the common prescribed dose of Testosterone Cypionate is 50 mg to 400 mg to be administrated every 2 to 4 weeks. For the athletic purposes the dose might vary from 250 mg to 500 mg weekly. The common cycle with Testosterone Cypionate is usually 10 weeks.
Testosterone Cypionate therapy might be affected by other drugs and vice versa. Before starting the treatment the patient must inform his physician about any additional medicines he is taking, particularly:
- methylprednisolone (Medrol, Depo-Medrol, Solu-Medrol), prednisone (Orasone, Deltasone) and etc.
- blood thinners such as Coumadin, Warfarin and etc.
- insulin or other diabetic medications, such as rosiglitazone (Avandia), glipizide (Glucotrol), glimepiride (Duetact, Amaryl, Avandaryl), metformin (Glucophage Janumet , Actoplus Met, Fortamet, Avandamet), glyburide (Micronase, Glynase, Diabeta) and etc.
The administration of Testosterone Cypionate together with these medicines might not only decrease the effectiveness of the treatment but also cause some serious adverse effects. The patient must discuss the treatment with his doctor first in order to eliminate the risk of any negative consequences.
Testosterone Cypionate should be stored at a room temperature away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. Vials of Testosterone Cypionate must be kept away from children.