Testosterone Enanthate is a medication containing testosterone enanthate, an esterified form of the hormone testosterone. It is primarily used in the treatment of low testosterone levels in men, but it is also utilized by athletes and bodybuilders for performance enhancement purposes.
Testosterone Enanthate is administered via intramuscular injection. It is available as an oil-based solution. The dosage and frequency of administration may vary depending on individual needs.
Testosterone Enanthate works by increasing the levels of testosterone in the body. It binds to androgen receptors, promoting protein synthesis, nitrogen retention, and red blood cell production. This leads to enhanced muscle growth, increased strength, and improved athletic performance.
Following intramuscular injection, Testosterone Enanthate is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream. It has a longer half-life compared to other testosterone esters, resulting in a sustained release of testosterone over an extended period. Steady testosterone levels are maintained, reducing the need for frequent injections.
Testosterone Enanthate should not be used in individuals with hypersensitivity to the drug or its ingredients. It is contraindicated in women, particularly during pregnancy, as it can cause virilization effects in the developing fetus.
Testosterone Enanthate is contraindicated during pregnancy due to the potential harm it may cause to the developing fetus.
Testosterone Enanthate should not be used by women who are breastfeeding. Testosterone can pass into breast milk and may negatively affect the nursing infant.
Testosterone Enanthate may interact with certain medications, including oral anticoagulants, insulin, corticosteroids, and cyclosporine.
Common side effects of Testosterone Enanthate include acne, oily skin, hair loss, increased facial and body hair growth, fluid retention, changes in mood, and decreased sperm count. Other possible adverse reactions may include cardiovascular effects, liver toxicity, and prostate enlargement.
Testosterone Enanthate should be stored at controlled room temperature (20-25°C or 68-77°F) away from light, heat, and moisture.