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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.

This testosterone topical solution is a convenient topical form of hormone replacement that's less likely to rub off on other people you come into contact with, but it's not available as a generic yet.

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.
  • You're less likely with this formulation to transfer testosterone topical solution to another person since this is applied to the armpits -- unlike some other forms of topical testosterone.
  • You can use your regular deodorant or antiperspirant, but just make sure to apply that first before using testosterone topical solution.
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.
  • Only available as brand name.
  • You have to wait at least 2 hours after applying testosterone topical solution before you can swim or bathe, otherwise your body won't absorb the entire amount.
Used for
  • Low testosterone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Low testosterone
Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Topical
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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.
7possible side effects
  • Application Site Irritation
    8%
  • Application Site Erythema
    7%
  • Hematocrit Increased
    7%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Vomiting
    4%
  • PSA Increased
    4%
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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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