Testosterone enanthate is a testosterone with a longer action time in the body, by having a 17-beta hydroxyl group in its chemical composition. It is very useful drug and derived from primary androgenic testosterone. It works in the body by esterification of its 17-beta hydroxyl group. It is mostly used by older male patients to help reverse a deficiency of the primary testosterone in their body. It is basically related to the development of primary sex characteristics (or puberty) in males. It is helpful in the body for growth, muscle gain and changes in the voice.
Testosterone enanthate is an androgen and works in the same way in the body as any other androgen. It is very useful for mineral (sodium, potassium and calcium) retention in the body, which is helpful to cure excessive weight loss, obesity (fat gain), weakness and osteoporosis. It also stimulates erythropoisis, which can help patients with anemia. Testosterone enanthate is administered to patients with an absence or deficiency of endogenous testosterone. This deficiency could occur because of testicular failure (primary hypogonadism). Testosterone is very useful for patients with luteinizing hormone (LH) deficiency (Hypogonatrophic Hypogonadism) and is administered in conjunction with adrenal cortical and thyroid replacement therapy. There are some cases of a lack of secondary sex characteristics (delayed puberty) in adolescent boys, which can also be solved by a low dosage of testosterone enanthate.
Testosterone enanthate can also affect adversely the health of both men and women. It can increase the sex drive in adolescent males with abuse. It can also disturb hormonal functions in females, and should not be prescribed in the first trimester of pregnancy. It can also induce changes in menstrual cycles, and lead to the development of acne, facial hair growth and hoarseness in most of its female users. On the whole it can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, pale skin color and swelling in joints.
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Acne; bitter or strange taste in mouth; change in sex drive; fatigue; gum or mouth irritation; gum pain; gum tenderness or swelling; hair loss; headache.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); breast growth or pain; change in the size or shape of the testicles; changes in menstrual periods; coughing fit; dark urine or light-colored bowel movements; depression or mood changes; dizziness; facial hair growth; gingivitis; interrupted breathing while sleeping; loss of appetite; nausea; painful or prolonged erection; shortness of breath; stomach pain; swelling of the ankles or legs; urination problems; voice changes or hoarseness; weight gain; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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