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Information about Testosterone Propionate

Testosterone Propionate general information

Testosterone Propionate injection contains the active ingredient testosterone propionate, which is an ester of the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone.

Testosterone is known as an androgen. It is produced by the testicles and is the main hormone essential for normal growth and development of the male sex organs and male sexual characteristics.

The natural production of testosterone is controlled by another set of hormones called gonadotrophins, which are released from the pituitary gland in the brain.

During adult life, testosterone is essential for the production of sperm, the maintenance of sex drive, erectile potency, and the functioning of the prostate gland and other reproductive structures. It also has functions in the skin, muscles, skeleton, kidney, liver, bone marrow and central nervous system.

Low levels of testosterone can cause decreased sex drive, impotence, infertility due to decreased sperm production, decreased mental and physical activity, fatigue and weakening of bones.

Testosterone Propionate dosage and dministration

Testosterone is given as replacement therapy when natural testosterone levels fall too low, causing symptoms such as those above. Natural testosterone levels fall with age and following surgical removal of the testicles (castration). They may also fall due to decreased functioning of the testicles (hypogonadism or eunuchoidism) caused by testicular disease, or by decreased gonadotrophin production by the pituitary gland, as a result of pituitary disease.

Testosterone replacement allows natural testosterone levels to return to normal, thus relieving the symptoms of the deficiency

Sustanon injection is called a depot injection. It is injected slowly into the muscle where it forms a reservoir of medicine. The testosterone is gradually released all the time from the reservoir into the bloodstream. The injection is usually given once every two to three weeks, though the frequency will depend on your individual testosterone levels

Testosterone Propionate side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Pain at injection site.
  • Headache
  • Breast pain, enlargement of the breasts
  • Salt and water retention.
  • Swelling caused by fluid retention (oedema).
  • Weight gain.
  • Hair loss.
  • Acne
  • Depression.
  • Hostility.
  • Nervousness.
  • Prostate problems.
  • Persistent painful erection of the penis (priapism).
  • Decreased sperm count.
  • Reduced volume of ejaculation
  • Increased levels of red blood cells and haemoglobin in the blood.
  • Jaundice.
  • Liver tumours
  • Premature sexual development when used in young boys.
  • Premature closure of the ends of bones, causing stunted growth when used in young boys.

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.