Testosterone Cypionate Store Information

Testosterone Cypionate Store Information

This storage information is for the home use of testosterone cypionate injections for the treatment of Low T.

The following testosterone cypionate store information will result in the safe use of this hormone replacement therapy, as well as ensuring that the medication is kept out of reach of children and pets.

Testosterone cypionate injections are fragile and should be handled carefully at all times.

Do not use testosterone cypionate without a doctor’s prescription as it could result in the raising of testosterone levels higher than the body can tolerate, which could cause adverse side effects and health reactions.

Once you receive the shipment of testosterone from the pharmacy, open the package and check to see that all components as discussed with the hormone specialist are present. You should receive the following supplies ready for storage:

  • Testosterone cypionate vials
  • Syringes
  • 18 G needles for withdrawing testosterone from the vial into the syringe
  • IM needles for injecting testosterone cypionate into the muscle
  • Alcohol prep wipes
  • Sharps container

If any of the above supplies are missing from the shipment, contact the hormone clinic at once before proceeding with the first injection.

Here are the instructions for testosterone cypionate: how to store the medication when not in use:

  • Store testosterone cypionate at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius or 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Do not leave testosterone injections sitting in a hot car for a prolonged time
  • Do not store testosterone cypionate in the bathroom as excess moisture could affect the medication quality
  • Place testosterone in a dark place away from light, such as a cabinet – but not over or next to a microwave, stove, or refrigerator as heat entering the cabinet from these appliances could affect the medication
  • Do not store testosterone cypionate in refrigerator or freezer as this will not extend the shelf life and could cause separation or the formation of crystals in the medication
  • Place all unused supplies, including needles and syringes out of reach of children and pets
  • Dispose of used syringes and needles as directed in the provided Sharps container – keeping this also out of reach of children and pets
  • Discard empty, expired, and unused testosterone cypionate vials according to local regulations

Following these testosterone cypionate storage guidelines will lead to the safe treatment of Low T.

What to Do When Testosterone Cypionate Separates Due to Low Temperatures

Testosterone cypionate could separate if subjected to extremely cold weather. This could occur during shipment or home storage. Here are the steps to take if this should happen:

  1. Always examine testosterone cypionate vials before each injection: do not use if the vial is chipped, cracked, or damaged in any way, or if the medication is expired
  2. Check the testosterone solution for discoloration, liquid separation, crystals, or particles – never use testosterone cypionate if the medication has turned a different color
  3. If there is separation without crystals try to gently swirl the medication or roll the vial between your palms
  4. If crystals or particles are present, you may try to re-dissolve the testosterone by placing the vial in hot water for up to five minutes – swirl or roll the vial as described above to dissolve the crystals (the glass may be hot so handle with care)
  5. Do not inject testosterone if the crystals or particles do not dissolve – this could result in extreme swelling and pain at the injection site
  6. Allow testosterone cypionate to reach room temperature before injecting – do not inject hot testosterone

It is rare for testosterone cypionate to separate, so these steps should not be necessary before each use.

For additional information about testosterone cypionate storage or use, or to speak with a hormone specialist about testosterone replacement therapy, please contact HT Medical Center for a no cost consultation.