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Menolon Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Menolon Injection is a medicine used in the treatment of male hypogonadism caused due to low testosterone levels. It is only prescribed to the men with known medical conditions. It helps in restoring the level of testosterone in the male body.

Menolon Injection is injected directly into the skin or muscles under the medical supervision of a doctor. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include acne, breast enlargement, deepening of voice and Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness). If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.  Some side effects may mean you should stop taking this medicine shortness of breath, frequent or persistent erections, and low sperm count.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Your doctor might perform regular blood tests to keep track of testosterone, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Uses of Menolon Injection

  • Male hypogonadism

Side effects of Menolon Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Menolon

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Absence of menstrual periods
  • Tiredness
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Tiredness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Joint pain
    Try to keep your joints moving. Get some gentle exercise like walking or cycling. Using hot and cold treatments on the joints can help reduce pain temporarily. Concentrate on your breathing when you are in pain. Try to get enough sleep. Practice some relaxation techniques or mediation. Avoid smoking as it can worsen your condition. Losing weight can make a big difference to the amount of pain. Ask your doctor to recommend some suitable painkillers if the pain bothers you or does not go away.
  • Coping with Back pain
    Stay as active as possible and try to continue your daily activities. Do not rest for long periods. Try exercises and stretches specifically designed for back pain. Walking, swimming, yoga and pilates may also be helpful. Taking baths with salt water after exercise may also reduce the pain. Hot or cold compression packs and gentle back massage can give short-term relief. Take anti-inflammatory painkillers if you need to. Back pain normally gets better on its own but if it is severe or lasts more than a couple of weeks, you should see a doctor.

How to use Menolon Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Menolon Injection works

Menolon Injection is similar to the natural male hormone, testosterone. It works by replenishing the deficient testosterone levels in adult men. Lack of testosterone may cause various health problems including impotence, infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depressive mood and bone loss.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Menolon Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Menolon Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Menolon Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Menolon Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Menolon Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Menolon Injection is not advisable in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Menolon Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Menolon Injection is not advisable in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Menolon Injection for the treatment of low testosterone levels.
  • Your doctor will administer this injection into a muscle or skin.
  • Your doctor may monitor you for 30 minutes after your shot to make sure you do not develop breathing problems or get a severe allergic reaction due to the medicine.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor red blood cells, liver function, testosterone, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels while taking Menolon Injection.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as frequent or persistent erections, irritability, nervousness or weight gain after starting treatment with this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Androgens Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Kindly consult urologist and endocrinologist
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Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
First get total testosterone level done Testosterone supplements r available in capsule, gel and injectable forms
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FAQs

Q. What is Menolon and what is it used for?

Menolon is an injectable preparation which contains a synthetic form of testosterone (a male sex hormone). It is used in the treatment of male hypogonadism (a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone).

Q. Can Menolon be used for body building purpose?

No, Menolon should not be used for increasing muscle mass and physical ability in healthy individuals, as this may cause harmful effects when used inappropriately. Also, in healthy individuals, if Menolon is given externally, it may cause hormonal imbalance.

Q. How long does it take for Menolon to show its effects?

While some of the effects of Menolon may start showing effects after 3 weeks, some may take longer. For example, effect on sexual interest appears after 3 weeks, while changes in erections/ejaculations may take up to 6 months.

Q. Who should not take Menolon?

Menolon should not be given to men with breast cancer, prostate cancer and kidney disease. It should be avoided in patients who had or presently have liver cancer and in those who have increased levels of calcium in blood. It should not be used by females, children below 18 years, and elderly patients more than 65 years of age.

Q. What are the major health risks associated with Menolon therapy?

The major health risks associated with the use of Menolon in men are heart attack, stroke, and prostatic carcinoma.

Q. Will there be a problem if I am taking warfarin and have started Menolon?

You should get blood tests done more frequently for checking your bleeding time (time taken to stop bleeding) when you are taking warfarin along with Menolon, especially when starting and stopping Menolon. Talk to your doctor for advice.

Q. Can Menolon have any harmful effect if I am a diabetic?

Menolon may decrease blood glucose levels, and therefore, the dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced. Consult your doctor for advice.

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