Testosterone propionate is a substitute for natural hormone testosterone, which is produced by testes and adrenal glands. Testosterone propionate provides a quick androgenic effect and it is used to normalize hormone level in the body.
On the average 6.5 mg of testosterone is produced per day in healthy adult men. If level of this hormone is less than 4 mg per day, metabolic and androgenic disorders (hypogonadism) can start to develop in the body.
Testosterone propionate, androgen of fast acting is prescribed to manage the following states in men:
- Delay in development of the male phenotype
Testosterone propionate is also prescribed to manage unilateral and bilateral breast cancer in women. Use of this medication helps to counteract androgenic pathologies in women.
How to take testosterone propionate?
The results of replacement therapy with testosterone propionate depend on the frequency of the medication use. To improve the hormonal balance in adult men, it is necessary to administer intramuscularly 50 mg of testosterone propionate 3-4 times in 10 days.
For development of androgen-dependent organs and systems of the body, it is necessary to administer intramuscularly 50 mg testosterone propionate at an interval of 7 days. During maintenance therapy, the dosage can be decreased.
The recommended dosing schedule for women with unilateral and bilateral breast cancer is 100 mg of testosterone propionate 3-4 times in 10 days. Depending on the therapeutic response, lengthening the dosing interval can be recommended.
Testosterone propionate: adverse reactions
Testosterone propionate is a non-toxic medication, which rarely causes adverse reactions and overdose, even when using high doses. However, excessive use of testosterone propionate increases the risk of masculine development in women.
Patients using testosterone propionate may experience such side effects as bad mood, a strong growth of body hair, loss of hair on the head, fluid accumulation in the body, weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain and unwanted erection.
During using fast-acting androgen testosterone propionate, men can experience pain and other problems with the prostate gland (very rarely).
Testosterone propionate is a fast-acting synthetic hormone derived from plant compounds. Addition of propionate improves time of androgen action and optimizes the half-life.
Testosterone propionate acts faster than testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate. This medication is intramuscularly administered more often than other testosterone compounds that allows better to control androgen level in the blood.
How is testosterone propionate supplied?
Pale yellow testosterone propionate solution for intramuscular injections is available for sale in single-use vials (1 and 2 ml) and reusable glass bottles (10 mL).
Concentration of testosterone propionate solution makes 25mg/ml, 50mg/ml, 100mg/ml and 200mg/ml. Price of testosterone propionate depends on the solution concentration, package size and wholesale price of the androgen manufacturer.
If you want to buy testosterone propionate in Australia, Canada, USA, UK and India, pay attention that many androgens except propionate contain other forms of testosterone. Indications for such drugs are identical; however, pharmacokinetic properties may differ.