Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a medical facility. It is given as a shot into your muscle (usually in the buttocks). Xyosted™injection is given as a shot under your skin in the stomach area. You or your caregiver may be trained to prepare and inject Xyosted™ injection at home. Be sure that you understand how to use the medicine.
If you use Xyosted™ injection at home, you will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas. This will help prevent skin problems from the injections.
This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Check the liquid in the Xyosted™ autoinjector. It should be colorless or slightly yellow. Do not use the medicine if the liquid is cloudy, discolored, or has particles in it.
Use a new needle each time you inject your medicine.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For injectable dosage form (solution):
For low testosterone levels:
Adults—At first, 75 milligrams (mg) injected under the skin once a week. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.