Generic Name: testosterone enanthate (tes-TOS-ter-one)
Brand Name: Delatestryl
Testosterone enanthate is used for:
Treating symptoms of low testosterone in men when the body does not make any testosterone or not enough testosterone (hypogonadism). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. It is also used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women.
Testosterone enanthate is a male sex hormone. It works by replacing or supplementing the testosterone that is naturally made in the body. It also counteracts the effects of estrogen in certain types of breast cancer, which helps to decrease cancer growth.
Do NOT use testosterone enanthate if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in testosterone enanthate
- you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- you have breast cancer and are male; known or suspected prostate cancer; or serious heart, liver, or kidney problems
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
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Before using testosterone enanthate:
Some medical conditions may interact with testosterone enanthate. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances (especially sesame oil)
- if you have heart disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease, angina (chest pain), high cholesterol levels, swelling (edema), lung disease, or sleep apnea (long pauses in breathing while you sleep)
- if you have diabetes, an enlarged prostate, kidney or liver disease, high blood calcium levels, or obesity
- if you have a history of blood clots
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with testosterone enanthate. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Carbamazepine, corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), macrolide immunosuppressants (eg, tacrolimus), or oxyphenbutazone because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by testosterone enanthate
- Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), insulin, or oral hypoglycemics (eg, glyburide) because their side effects, including risk of bleeding, may be increased by testosterone enanthate
- Propranolol because its effectiveness may be decreased by testosterone enanthate
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if testosterone enanthate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use testosterone enanthate:
Use testosterone enanthate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Testosterone enanthate is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using testosterone enanthate at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use testosterone enanthate. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
- Do not use testosterone enanthate if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
- Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
- If you miss a dose of testosterone enanthate, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.