Generally speaking, this procedure is safe. However, with any procedure there are risks, side effects and the possibility of complications. The most common side effect is pain at the injection site and lower back, which is temporary. The other risks are very rare and include spinal puncture with headaches, infection, bleeding inside the epidural space with nerve damage, worsening symptoms etc. The other risks are related to the side effects of cortisone. These include temporary weight gain, temporary increase in blood sugar (mainly in diabetics) and water retention.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take testosterone undecanoate injection or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to testosterone undecanoate injection. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.