Depo-Testosterone

Depo® -Testosterone
(testosterone cypionate) Injection, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

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.

The chemical name for testosterone cypionate is androst-4-en-3-one,17-(3-cyclopentyl-1-oxopropoxy)-, (17β)-. Its molecular formula is C27H40O3, and the molecular weight 412.61.

The structural formula is represented below:

Depo® -Testosterone (testosterone cypionate) structural formula illustration

DEPO-Testosterone (testosterone cypionate injection) Injection is available in two strengths, 100 mg/mL and 200 mg/mL testosterone cypionate.

Each mL of the 100 mg/mL solution contains:

Testosterone cypionate...........................................100 mg
Benzyl benzoate...........................................0.1 mL
Cottonseed oil...........................................736 mg
Benzyl alcohol (as preservative)...........................................9.45 mg

Each mL of the 200 mg/mL solution contains:

Testosterone cypionate...........................................200 mg
Benzyl benzoate...........................................0.2 mL
Cottonseed oil...........................................560 mg
Benzyl alcohol (as preservative) ...........................................9.45 mg

What are the possible side effects of testosterone injection?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these 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...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/25/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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