A doctor injects Delatestryl into the buttocks once a week or on regular schedule (e.g. once a week, once every two weeks, etc.). Unlike transdermal testosterone supplements, like AndroGel and Androderm, Delatestryl is delivered “all at once” into the body via injection. The injection carries its own risks. For instance, a poor injection strategy can cause bleeding, discomfort and infection. As the manufacturer warns, injecting testosterone directly into a vein can have dangerous consequences.
Some research suggests that Delatestryl can be useful for treating conditions like erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, low energy and Low T levels. But it can have unwanted side effects, some of which paradoxically make the underlying problems worse. Side effects observed have included reduced libido, erectile dysfunction, decrease in semen production, loss or depletion of hair, loss of muscle and increase of fat, and other metabolic changes.
Injection vs. Other Application Methods
Injecting a testosterone supplement can be simpler and easier than applying a transdermal patch or gel or cream every day. This process can also help patients avoid the annoying and potentially dangerous prospect of getting testosterone gel or cream on members of the family.
However, the injection method could be a proverbial double-edged sword. Since a large dose of the drug is taken at one time, the patient might be at a greater risk for an acute reaction. Different men may have different reactions to different types of application processes.
Patients should work carefully with their physicians to monitor all effects of testosterone supplementation. Even if certain numbers “look good” in the short term — and the patient and doctor do not observe serious side effects — monitoring should continue over the long term to watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias, blood clotting and embolism.
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