There are generic versions of Depo-Testosterone (testosterone cypionate) available. These generics come in two strengths and are made by various manufacturers, including Sandoz, Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals. The FDA has determined that the generic Depo-Testosterone products currently available are as good as the brand-name medication.
Can I Buy Generic Depo-Testosterone?Depo®-Testosterone (testosterone cypionate) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of low testosterone in men. It is injected into a muscle once or twice a month.
Brand-name Depo-Testosterone is made by Pfizer Inc. However, it is also available in generic form. Generic Depo-Testosterone is one of the most affordable testosterone replacement medications available.
Available StrengthsGeneric Depo-Testosterone is available in the following strengths:
- Testosterone cypionate 100 mg per mL
- Testosterone cypionate 200 mg per mL.
Who Makes Generic Depo-Testosterone?Generic Depo-Testosterone is made by a few different companies, including:
- Sandoz, Inc.
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Is Generic Testosterone Cypionate as Good as Depo-Testosterone?All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AO" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
All of the generic versions of testosterone cypionate currently available have an "AO" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Depo-Testosterone.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.