Dosage Depo-Testosterone Injection is indicated for replacement therapy in the male in conditions associated with symptoms of deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.
Primary hypogonadism (congenital or acquired)-testicular failure due to cryptorchidism, bilateral torsion, orchitis, vanishing testis syndrome; or orchidectomy.
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (congenital or acquired)- gonadotropin or LHRH deficiency, or pituitary-hypothalamic injury from tumors, trauma, or radiation.
Depo testosterone shot dosage, 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 Pfizer dosage is available in two strengths, 100 mg/mL and Depo-Testosterone 200 mg dosage.
Prior to the use of Depo-Testosterone, confirm the diagnosis of hypogonadism by ensuring that serum testosterone concentrations have been measured in the morning on at least two separate days and that these serum testosterone concentrations are below the normal range.
Depo-Testosterone Injection is for intramuscular use only. It should not be given intravenously. Intramuscular injections should be given deep in the gluteal muscle.
Preparation for Depo-Testosterone Administration
Make sure that you know how to use Depo-Testosterone, if you have any doubts as to how to give Depo-Testosterone injections, apply to a doctor or pharmacist, or read the guide on how to give Depo-Testosterone shot.
Check to see the expiration date of your Depo-Testosterone and always use a sealed, sterile syringe. Use an antibacterial soap and warm water to disinfect them your hands. Wipe down the needle, vial and the injection site with isopropyl alcohol.
Transfer the solution into a syringe. Start by increasing the air pressure inside the vial. Pull back on the syringe plunger until it is full of air, then stick the needle through the stopper top (but not into the liquid) and expel all of the air. Repeat until you achieve a high enough air pressure in the vial. Take care, as too much air will make it hard to transfer the oil into the syringe.
Insert a new needle into the vial. Hold the vial at a 60-degree angle and, with even pressure, slowly retract the syringe stopper until you have extracted the desired amount of Depo-Testosterone. Once the liquid is in the syringe, turn it upside-down (so the needle points at the ceiling). Then slowly push on the plunger until you have expelled all of the air from the needle.
How To Inject Depo Testosterone Into A Muscle
Pick your injection site, preferably the buttocks or thighs, as you should inject Depo-Testosterone into the largest muscles possible. Avoid hitting a nerve or blood vessel. Use a different injection site each time you inject Depo Testosterone to avoid scar tissue buildup.
Hold a heating pad or hot compress against the muscle for up to 20 minutes to minimize pain, risk of infection and potential scar-tissue buildup at the injection site. Or massage the muscle. Also, make sure your Depo-Testosterone is at room temperature, as this will lessen the pain of injection. When you are ready to inject, wipe down the injection site one more time with isopropyl alcohol.
Use your thumb and index finger to pinch together a 2- or 3-inch fold of skin. Hold the syringe like a pencil and at a 90-degree angle to the pinched fold of skin. Then poke through the skin quickly with the needle's tip. Insert the syringe the full length of the needle.
Draw back on the plunger slowly and with even force. If you see any blood enter the syringe, you must withdraw the needle and reinsert it. Injecting Depo Testosterone directly into a vein or artery can cause serious medical complications. If you don't see any blood entering the syringe, use steady and even force to push down on the plunger until you have expelled all of the liquid.
Proper dosage for Depo Testosterone
For adult males treating low testosterone levels, the normal dosage depo testosterone is 25 to 50 milligrams injected into the buttock muscle two to three times a week. Larger doses may be given less frequently.
The amount of medicine you need depends on the severity of the condition that is being treated. It also depends on how frequently you’re receiving an injection.
If you miss an injection, do not double your next scheduled dose. Instead, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it’s very close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose, and stick with your depo testosterone dosage chart.
Depo-Testosterone use in females, as well as other drugs containing testosterone, is forbidden.
Remove the needle by following the same path of entry; that is, don't bend the needle on the way out or remove it at anything other than a 90-degree angle to the injection site. Take an isopropyl alcohol-soaked cotton swab and hold it against the injection site. If any bleeding occurs, apply a Band-Aid and an antibacterial gel.
Dispose of the syringe and cotton swabs in a proper puncture-proof container and take it to a disposal site that accepts biological waste.
Vials should be stored at controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C. Protect from light.