Testosterone enanthate is a medication for intramuscular administration used for androgen therapy. Testosterone enanthate is designed to manage congenital or acquired conditions associated with deficiency of testosterone secretion (hypogonadism).
Low level of testosterone in the blood plasma may occur in patients of different ages. This pathology leads to unpleasant androgenic, metabolic and other consequences. Testosterone enanthate helps to get rid of various signs of hypogonadism, such as:
- Deterioration of libido
- Fatigue and depression
- Delayed puberty
- Deterioration of bone mineralization
If hypogonadism is diagnosed before male puberty, treatment with testosterone enanthate is necessary for development of secondary sexual characteristics. In general, these patients have a family history of delay of appearance of male sexual characteristics.
Hypogonadism is often develops in elderly men, especially with abdominal obesity. Testosterone enanthate is prescribed to adult men to normalize hormone level, as well as to improve the quality of life, well-being and sexual function.
How to take Testosterone enanthate?
Testosterone enanthate is oily solution made from powder. The solution should be administered in the gluteal muscle immediately after filling the syringe. Slow administration of the solution prevents pain and discomfort.
The recommended dosage of testosterone enanthate is prescribed depending on the patient’s age, response to the treatment and severity of hypogonadism symptoms. During androgen therapy, testosterone level has to be periodically checked and depending on the results, the dosage should be adjusted.
To speed up the puberty, 50 to 250mg of testosterone enanthate should be administered once in 14 to 28 days. If testosterone enanthate is prescribed to stimulate development of androgen-dependent organs, the recommended duration of use makes up to six months.
During maintenance androgen therapy, the frequency of testosterone enanthate administration in the gluteal muscle can be reduced to once every 6 weeks according to individual requirements.
Intramuscular administration of testosterone enanthate more often than once in 14 days is rarely prescribed. Long-acting testosterone enanthate drug has a high half-life, so the total dose more than 400 mg within 30 days is not required.
Testosterone enanthate is important to take as often as required by androgen therapy. If a person forgets to take a regular dose of testosterone enanthate, the next dose should be taken as soon as possible. Do not take a double dose to make up the missed one.
Testosterone enanthate: adverse reactions
Side effects of testosterone enanthate include increased number of red blood cells, irritation at the injection site, weakness, temporary loss of consciousness, dizziness, abdominal pain, breast overdevelopment, increase or decrease in sexual desire, permanent erection and increase in blood lipid level.
Testosterone enanthate is a safe medication that does not cause toxicity after a single dose of high dose. Most side effects of testosterone enanthate are associated with androgenic activity of this medication and can appear after long-term treatment.
Unlike other synthetic forms of testosterone, testosterone enanthate can also be prescribed to women. Testosterone enanthate is prescribed as a second line drug to counteract the estrogen activity, for example for breast cancer management.
It has long been proven that testosterone enanthate, as well as testosterone cypionate and testosterone propionate cause nitrogen delay and increase protein anabolism. During testosterone enanthate use, anabolism will exceed catabolism only when necessary consumption of proteins and calories is provided.
Anabolic effect of testosterone enanthate is used by athletes to increase and maintain muscle mass. Herewith, they often use large doses of testosterone enanthate.
It should be noted that prolonged use of testosterone-containing drugs retains too much water and salt in soft tissues. This may cause swelling of the lower limbs.
How is testosterone enanthate supplied?
Normally, testosterone enanthate is supplied in the form of ready-made solution for injections in glass bottles of 10ml or vials of 1mg. Concentration of testosterone enanthate solution makes 100mg/ml and 200mg/ml.
People suffering from low level of hormones in the blood plasma or hypogonadism can buy testosterone enanthate in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, Germany, India and any other country of the world. Testosterone enanthate is a medicine, which has been used to manage low testosterone level more than 50 years and has proved its reliability.
Price of a single dose of testosterone enanthate is relatively low. In addition, androgens should not administered more than once in 14 days, so even long-term androgen therapy with testosterone enanthate does not cause significant costs.