What Sustavis 250 is used for:
SUSTAVIS 250 is used to treat confirmed testosterone deficiency in males.
The active substances of SUSTAVIS 250 are turned into testosterone by your body.
Testosterone is the natural male hormone known as an androgen. In men, testosterone
produced by the testicles. It is necessary for the growth, development and function of the
male sex organs and for secondary male sex characteristics. It is necessary for the growth
of body hair, the development of bones and muscles, and it stimulates the production of red
blood cells. It also makes men’s voices deepen. Preparations containing testosterone are
used to replace testosterone in a person who has low or no natural testosterone (a condition
known as hypogonadism).
Do not use SUSTAVIS 250 if :
If you have or have had a tumour of your prostate or breast or are suspected to have one of
In children under the age of 3 years.
you have high levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcaemia) or high levels of calcium in the
If you are allergic to one or more of the ingredients of the product.
you are allergic to peanuts or soya.
Sustavis 250 is for use by boys or men only.
Do not give SUSTAVIS 250 to women, especially if pregnant or breast-feeding. It may give
increased male characteristics to an unborn baby.
Before you start to use it:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you had, still have or are suspected to have any of the
following medical conditions:
Breast cancer which has spread to the bones;
Kidney or lung cancer;
High blood pressure;
prostatic complaints (such as problems with passing urine).
If you have sleep apnoea (temporarily stopping breathing during your sleep), it may get
worse if you are using testosterone-containing products. Let your doctor know if you are
worried about this.
Treatment with male hormones like testosterone may increase the size of the prostate gland,
especially in elderly men. Therefore your doctor will examine your prostate gland at regular
intervals by digital rectal examination (DRE) and blood tests for prostate-specific antigen
How the injections are given
This medicine should only be given by a doctor or a nurse.
The injections are given deeply into a muscle (e.g. the buttock, upper leg or upper arm).
The contents of each vial or ampoule are for one injection only.
If you have the impression that the effect of this medicine is too strong or too weak, talk to
your doctor or nurse immediately.
How much to take:
Standard treatment is usually one injection of Sustavis 250 every 3 weeks.
Dosage should be adjusted by your doctor in response to individual requirements.
Use in children and adolescents
The safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been adequately determined in children and
adolescents. Pre-pubertal children using this medicine will be monitored by your doctor
If you are given too much (overdose)
These injections are given under medical supervision and it is very unlikely that you will be
given too much.
If several doses are given at once it is not a medical emergency. However you should consult
your doctor as side-effects are dependent on dosage, dose interval and your individual
Your doctor or nurse will inject this medicine into you. If you have the impression that the
effect of this medicine is too strong then please talk to your doctor or nurse immediately.
All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are
Do not be alarmed by the following list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking
In general the side effects which are reported with testosterone therapy include:
pain at the injection site
changes in liver function tests
changes in cholesterol levels (changes in lipid metabolism)
depression, nervousness, mood alterations
uid retention e.g. swelling of ankles and feet
high blood pressure
increase in the number of red blood cells
increased or decreased sexual desire
prolonged abnormal, painful erection of the penis
disturbed formation of sperm
breast enlargement in men
prostatic growth to a size representative for the concerned age group
increased levels of a blood marker which is associated with prostate cancer (PSA increased)
increased growth of a small prostate cancer which has not been detected yet.
SUSTAVIS 250 (250mg/ml) 10 ampules of 1ml each.
|Each ml contains:|
|Testosterone Propionate||30 mg|
|Testosterone Phenylpropionate||60 mg|
|Testosterone Isocaproate||60 mg|
|Testosterone Decanoate||100 mg|