Testosterone enanthates is an anabolic and androgenic steroid (AAS) drug. This drug we use to treat low testosterone levels. Anabolic drugs work by building muscle, and androgenic refers to increased male sex characteristics. Testosterone enanthates has been used in medical procedures since the 1950s. These drugs are available on the market with many brand names, such as Androfil, Cernos, Delatestryl, Durathate, Everone, Depandro, Testanon, Testanova, Testostroval, Testoviron, and Testro. Testosterone enanthates can only be obtained by prescription and is classified as a prohibited substance by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Testosterone enanthates includes in the AAS classification because it is a synthetic derivative of Testosterone and pro-testosterone. That means that this drug can stimulate the body to produce Testosterone itself.
Testosterone enanthates is suitable for testosterone replacement therapy/TRT
It is used for men with hypogonadism or a reduce testosterone production in the testes. The causes of reduced testosterone production include testicular injury, infection, and cancer. Hypogonadism can also happen through radiation, chemotherapy, and congenital abnormalities such as diseases of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland (both stimulate testosterone production), and Klinefelter syndrome. Usually, testosterone levels in men often drop sharply after the age of 50 years. This decrease in the level of male Testosterone leads to a condition we know as andropause, where strength and sexual desire feels the effect. Older men with andropause symptoms are the ones who most often benefit from TRT. This Testosterone can also function for hormone therapy in transgender men. This treats obstructed puberty, alleviating menopause symptoms, and managing metastatic/diffuse.
This drug also sometimes acts as an anti-aging therapy, although its use is still controversial.
Testosterone enanthates is in the form of a clear, yellowish thick liquid
Lastly, This drug we inject intramuscularly through the buttocks every one to four weeks. The dosage of Testosterone depending on the user’s condition. Usually, these drugs we prescribe with low doses with shorter intervals to avoid fluctuations in hormone levels and associated mood changes. As a drug designed to change hormone levels, besides having benefits, testosterone enanthates also has side effects for its users. These side effects vary from mild to unbearable. The severity of these side effects depends on the dose used. Effects that we commonly feel by most users of testosterone enanthates are pain and swelling at the injection site, headaches, dizziness, mood swings, depression, anxiety, and more. Especially for men, excessive use of testosterone enanthates can also increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and severe liver injury.