Compare Delatestryl vs. Aveed

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Delatestryl
(Testosterone Enanthate Injection)

Aveed
(Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)

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.Treats low testosterone. This testosterone injection is a first-choice treatment, but you have to get it in your doctor's office each time.
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Reviews & ratings
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Reviews for Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
42%
of people say Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) is worth it
21%
say it works well
27%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)
42%
Same vs. Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
22%
+1% vs. Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
18%
+9% vs. Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
Side effects
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The Delatestryl FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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The Aveed FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
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The testosterone injection works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on. Also, it can slow the spread of certain kinds of breast cancer.The testosterone injection works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on.
Type of medication
DelatestrylAveed
Hormone replacement
Testosterone
Prescription only
Hormone replacement
Testosterone
Prescription only
Available as
DelatestrylAveed
  • Injection
  • Injection
Used for (click to learn more)
DelatestrylAveed
  • Low testosterone
  • Low testosterone
Risk factors for serious side effects
DelatestrylAveed
  • Male
  • Male
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Taking high doses of Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection)
  • Heart, liver or kidney disease
  • Female
  • Cancer
  • Inability to move
      • Diabetes
      • On blood thinners
        Detailed Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) risks & warnings »
        • Male
        • Male
        • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
        • Taking high doses of Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection)
        • Heart, liver or kidney disease
        • Inability to move
        • Cancer
            • Diabetes
            • On blood thinners
              • Taking medications to lower cholesterol
                Detailed Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection) risks & warnings »
                Pregnancy category
                DelatestrylAveed
                XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

                Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

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                XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

                Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

                See the FDA package insert
                Alcohol
                No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
                Food
                No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
                Kidneys and liver
                • There have been reports of people on Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This can happen if you have cancer or if you are unable to move around. If you notice a metallic taste in your mouth, muscle or joint pain or a bad headache, talk to your doctor, since they may have to stop the medication.
                • There have been reports of people on Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection) who have developed high levels of calcium in the blood, which can be bad for the kidneys. This can happen if you are unable to move around or if you have cancer. If you notice a metallic taste in your mouth, muscle or joint pain or a bad headache, talk to your doctor, since they may have to stop the medication.
                Sex
                • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
                • If you're a man taking Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection), you can see changes in your sex drive, including overstimulation and prolonged frequent erections. Talk to your doctor if this happens, since they might have to change the dose.
                • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
                • If you're a man taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection), you can see changes in your sex drive, including overstimulation and prolonged frequent erections. Talk to your doctor if this happens, since they might have to change the dose.
                Sleep
                No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
                Weight
                • If you're taking Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate Injection), and you notice swelling in your legs, or a sudden increase in your weight, talk to your doctor. This can be a serious side effect involving your heart.
                • If you're taking Aveed (Testosterone Undecanoate Injection), and you notice swelling in your legs, or a sudden increase in your weight, talk to your doctor. This can be a serious side effect involving your heart.
                Upsides and benefits
                DelatestrylAveed
                • 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.
                • A first-choice treatment for low testosterone in men.
                • The first two shots are spaced out by a month, then each shot after that is given every 10 weeks.
                • Your doctor will give you the shot.
                Downsides and risks
                DelatestrylAveed
                • 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.
                • Your doctor has to give you this shot. You can't do it at home.
                • Your doctor has to watch you for 30 minutes after your shot to make sure you don't have problems breathing or get a severe allergic reaction.
                • Your doctor has to file paperwork each time you get the shot because of the risks involved.
                • Not available as a generic, so it can be expensive.
                Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
                DelatestrylAveed
                • Your doctor will show you how to inject this correctly.
                • Keep this medication locked up and away from children since it's a controlled substance.
                • Can cause nausea, vomiting and headache.
                • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
                • This medication is only available through a special screening program because of the side effects.
                • Your doctor will watch you for 30 minutes after each injection to make sure you don't have problems breathing or get an allergic reaction.
                • Can cause nausea, vomiting and headache.
                • Can cause increased acne and changes in sex drive.
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