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Testosterone Enanthate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Testosterone Enanthate

Generic Name : Testosterone Enanthate
Pronunciation : tes-TOS-ter-one
Latest prescription information about Testosterone Enanthate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Testosterone Enanthate

India : 

International : 

Delatestryl, Androderm, Axiron, Striant, Testim
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Why is Testosterone Enanthate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an androgen and anabolic steroid, prescribed for patients who have low levels or no testosterone produced by the body.  It works by replacing or supplementing the testosterone that is naturally made in the body.

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When should Testosterone Enanthate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Androgens are contraindicated in men with cancer of the breast or with known or suspected cancer of the prostate and in women who are or may become pregnant.

What is the dosage of Testosterone Enanthate?

Dosage varies according to the condition. The recommended dose is 50 to 400 mg every 2 to 4 weeks.

How should Testosterone Enanthate be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider, into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Testosterone Enanthate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prostate cancer, sleep disorder(breathing stops for short periods of time during sleep), an enlarged prostate, breast cancer, diabetes, or heart, kidney, liver, or lung disease.

It may affect your blood sugar. Monitor blood sugar level regularly.

What are the side effects of Testosterone Enanthate?

  Heart: Changing hormone levels.
  Central Nervous System: Anxiety, depression, generalized tingling, headache, increased or decreased libido; amnesia, anxiety, dizziness, hostility, sleeplessness, general discomfort, sleep apnea.
  Skin: Acne, excessive hairiness, male pattern baldness, dandruff; discolored hair, redness, tingling, rash.
  Eye and ENT: Lacrimation increased, smell disorder, taste disorder. •  Endocrine: Inhibition or gonadotropin secretion.
  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, GI bleeding.
  Genitourinary: Absence of menstruation and other menstrual irregularities, changes in body (women); excessive frequency and duration of penile erection, breast enlargement in men, low concentration of sperm.

What are the other precautions for Testosterone Enanthate?

Avoid using in pregnant women.

What are the storage conditions for Testosterone Enanthate?

Testosterone Enanthate injection, USP should be stored at controlled room temperature 20C to 25c.

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