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Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate) - Summary

 
 



DELATESTRYL SUMMARY

DELATESTRYL (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) provides testosterone enanthate, a derivative of the primary endogenous androgen testosterone, for intramuscular administration. In their active form, androgens have a 17-beta-hydroxy group. Esterification of the 17-beta-hyroxy group increases the duration of action of testosterone; hydrolysis to free testosterone occurs in vivo. Each mL of sterile, colorless to pale yellow solution provides 200 mg testosterone enanthate in sesame oil with 5 mg chlorobutanol (chloral derivative) as a preservative.

DELATESTRYL (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) is indicated for replacement therapy in conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.

Primary hypogonadism (congenital or acquired) --Testicular failure due to cryptorchidism, bilateral torsion, orchitis, vanishing testis syndrome, or orchidectomy.

Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (congenital or acquired) --Idiopathic gonadotropin or luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) deficiency, or pituitary-hypothalamic injury from tumors, trauma, or radiation. (Appropriate adrenal cortical and thyroid hormone replacement therapy are still necessary, however, and are actually of primary importance.)

If the above conditions occur prior to puberty, androgen replacement therapy will be needed during the adolescent years for development of secondary sexual characteristics. Prolonged androgen treatment will be required to maintain sexual characteristics in these and other males who develop testosterone deficiency after puberty.

Delayed puberty --DELATESTRYL (Testosterone Enanthate Injection) may be used to stimulate puberty in carefully selected males with clearly delayed puberty. These patients usually have a familial pattern of delayed puberty that is not secondary to a pathological disorder; puberty is expected to occur spontaneously at a relatively late date. Brief treatment with conservative doses may occasionally be justified in these patients if they do not respond to psychological support. The potential adverse effect on bone maturation should be discussed with the patient and parents prior to androgen administration. An X-ray of the hand and wrist to determine bone age should be obtained every six months to assess the effect of treatment on the epiphyseal centers (see WARNINGS).

Metastatic mammary cancer-- DELATESTRYL (Testoste-rone Enanthate Injection) may be used secondarily in women with advancing inoperable metastatic (skeletal) mammary cancer who are one to five years postmenopausal. Primary goals of therapy in these women include ablation of the ovaries. Other methods of counteracting estrogen activity are adrenalectomy, hypophysectomy, and/or antiestrogen therapy. This treatment has also been used in premenopausal women with breast cancer who have benefited from oophorectomy and are considered to have a hormone-responsive tumor. Judgment concerning androgen therapy should be made by an oncologist with expertise in this field.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Delatestryl (Testosterone)

A stem cell strategy for boosting testosterone levels tested in rodents
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2017.01.03]
Male hypogonadism is a condition that diminishes testosterone levels in approximately 30% of older men, but currently available therapies can produce serious side effects.

Scientists use stem cells to restore testosterone
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2016.12.23]
Researchers have used stem cells to create testosterone-producing cells in rodents. This may provide an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Enzyme that digests vitamin A also may regulate testosterone levels
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.12.09]
An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate testosterone levels and growth of the prostate, a new study found.

How highs and lows in testosterone levels 'shock' prostate cancer cells to death
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.12.05]
A strategy of alternately flooding and starving the body of testosterone is producing good results in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment by chemical or...

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots
Source: MedicineNet Deep Vein Thrombosis Specialty [2016.12.01]
Title: Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots
Category: Health News
Created: 11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Delatestryl (Testosterone)

Testosterone replacement therapy in older male subjective memory complainers: double-blind randomized crossover placebo-controlled clinical trial of physiological assessment and safety. [2015]
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been investigated in older men as a preventative treatment against Alzheimer's disease and dementia. However, previous studies have been contradictory... Our study suggests TRT is safe and well-tolerated in this Indonesian cohort, yet longitudinal studies with larger cohorts are needed to assess TRT further, and to establish whether TRT reduces dementia risk.

Testosterone induces erythrocytosis via increased erythropoietin and suppressed hepcidin: evidence for a new erythropoietin/hemoglobin set point. [2014]
hematocrit remain unclear... CONCLUSIONS: Testosterone-induced increase in hemoglobin and hematocrit is

Effect of testosterone treatment on constitutional and sexual symptoms in men with type 2 diabetes in a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. [2014]
constitutional and sexual symptoms in men with type 2 diabetes (T2D)... CONCLUSIONS: In this trial, T treatment did not substantially improve

The role of androgen receptor CAG repeat polymorphism and other factors which affect the clinical response to testosterone replacement in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes: TIMES2 sub-study. [2013]
TRT in the TIMES2 study... CONCLUSION: AR CAG affected the response of some variables to TRT in the TIMES2

Mechanical muscle function and lean body mass during supervised strength training and testosterone therapy in aging men with low-normal testosterone levels. [2013]
24-week study... CONCLUSION: Strength training in aging men with low-normal testosterone levels

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