Apr 7, 1999
I have been diagnosed with hypogonadism -- ie low testosterone and have lost muscle tissue. I have heard about recent studies where men received 300 mg testosterone enanthate by injection. I heard the men gained some weight during this study. I would be interested in getting this medication. Is it available through my doctor? Are there any difficult side effects associated with this kind of therapy? Are there other alternatives I should be considering? Thank you.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Testosterone enanthate or cypionate are typically given at 200-300mg every 2 weeks (by injection). Though not perfectly physiological this is one of the leading methods for testosterone replacement...and available at any MD's office. Other forms of testosterone include pills (that are poorly absorbed and not very effective) or the skin patches (these are theoretically more physiological than the injections but may be associated with variable absorption, insufficient blood levels and are more expensive than the shots).
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