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Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)

Prescription only
Treats low testosterone.

This testosterone injection only has to be given once or twice a month and you can do it at home, but someone has to help you inject.

3.7/ 7 average rating with 103 reviewsforDelatestryl
Treats low testosterone.

The testosterone patch is a topical form of hormone replacement that doesn't affect people you come in contact with, but it can cause skin irritation so you have to rotate its position every night.

Upsides
  • A first-choice treatment for low testosterone in men and delayed puberty in boys.
  • Available in generic.
  • Only has to be given once every 2 to 4 weeks.
  • The shot can be done at home.
  • The testosterone patch doesn't have to be removed when you're having sex or if you're showering or bathing.
  • The testosterone patch prevents other people around you from coming in contact with testosterone, unlike other topical forms such as gels.
  • The testosterone patch only has to be placed once each night.
Downsides
  • Only available as a shot.
  • Has to be given by someone else since it has to be injected into your buttocks.
  • Not a first-choice treatment for breast cancers that respond to testosterone.
  • Not available in generic.
  • You have to be careful to rotate the testosterone patch to a different part of your body each night.
  • Can cause skin irritation.
  • Has to be removed before you have an MRI.
  • The patch can become loose if you do heavy exercise or sweat a lot.
Used for
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Low testosterone
Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Patch
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Reviews
103 
43%
think this treatment is worth it
21%
think this treatment works well
27%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Any appication site reaction
    28%
  • Application site pruritus
    17%
  • Application site vesicles
    6%
  • Back pain
    6%
  • Application site erythema
    3%
  • Application site exfoliation
    3%
  • Chills
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Fatigue
    3%
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    3%
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Risks and warnings
  • Breast tissue changes

    Male

  • Changes in sex drive

    Male

  • Inability to urinate

    Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)

  • Changes in sperm

    Taking high doses of Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)

  • Swelling in the legs

    Heart, liver or kidney disease

  • Virilization

    Female

  • High calcium in the blood

    Cancer

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Changes in blood sugar

    Diabetes

  • Changes in blood thinning

    On blood thinners

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