Testosterone belongs to the class of medications called androgens (male hormones). This medication is used to replace testosterone in men who have conditions caused by low testosterone levels, such as erectile dysfunction (difficulty getting or keeping an erection). There are other possible causes for erectile dysfunction, so testosterone is only used to treat erectile dysfunction that is caused by low testosterone.
This medication works by replacing the testosterone that the body is missing. Testosterone cypionate should only be used if testosterone deficiency has been confirmed by symptoms and blood tests.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do.It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.