Testosterone Enanthate: Indications, Use and Benefits

Testosterone Enanthate

Doctors specializing in hormone replacement prescribe testosterone enanthate for the treatment of Low T in males. Testosterone enanthate is indicated when a man notices changes in his body and certain functions attributed to testosterone production. Blood analysis will show if a male has Low T.

Known under the brand names of Watson and Delatestryl, testosterone enanthate comes suspended in sesame oil. It is also available as a generic preparation from compounding pharmacies in the US.

Following testosterone cypionate injections, testosterone enanthate is the next most recommended and prescribed form of treatment for male Low T.

Testosterone enanthate has a half-life of approximately eight to ten days, requiring a more frequent administration protocol than testosterone cypionate.

  • Why Choose Testosterone Enanthate?

Testosterone enanthate may be a better choice for a man who requires more frequent injections than once every two weeks, as is the standard protocol for testosterone cypionate.

Another benefit of injectable testosterone is that there is no risk of cross-contamination to other people.

Testosterone enanthate injections also cost much less than testosterone gels, patches, implantable pellets, and transbuccal adhesives.

  • Who Needs It?

Testosterone enanthate is used by males diagnosed with Low T – a condition that occurs when the body no longer has enough free testosterone to meet the daily requirements.

A man can benefit from enanthate testosterone if his blood levels of testosterone are either below normal or in the lower end of the scale AND he is exhibiting symptoms associated with testosterone decline. Treatment is not necessary if no symptoms are present.

Testosterone Enanthate Use

Testosterone enanthate use is through intramuscular injection into the thighs or buttocks at an interval of once every seven to ten days.

Testosterone replacement therapy is contraindicated in men with active prostate or breast cancer. The treating oncologist will be required to sign off on TRT before the HRT specialist prescribes it for use.

Individuals with a history of myocardial infarction or coronary artery disease should discuss this with the hormone replacement therapy specialist before using testosterone enanthate. Close supervision is required when using this medication in conjunction with either of these conditions.

The following interactions with other medications are possible:

  • Insulin and other antidiabetic drugs – the metabolic effects of testosterone may lower the dosage needs for these medications.
  • ACTH and corticosteroids – caution is necessary due to an increased risk of edema when testosterone enanthate and these drugs are used together. This is especially true for men with hepatic or cardiac disease.
  • Oxyphenbutazone – testosterone enanthate may elevate the level of oxyphenbutazone.
  • Anticoagulants – testosterone enanthate use may require the reducing of oral anticoagulant dosage usage.

Benefits of Testosterone Enanthate

The wide range of benefits offered by testosterone enanthate far out weight the potential for unwanted side effects. There are very few risks associated with using testosterone enanthate when it is properly prescribed by a hormone specialist following blood analysis and physical examination.

What is testosterone enanthate going to do for the body?

Here are the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy for men with Low T:

  • Maximizing metabolic function to burn stored fat for fuel – resulting in loss of belly fat
  • Improving bone mineralization for stronger bones
  • Reduced joint pains and better movement
  • Increased lean muscle mass and strength
  • Thicker hair and potential for regrowth of lost hair
  • Improved red blood cell production – reversal of anemia
  • Sharper brain functions and support for memory
  • Lowering of LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Happier mood – reversal of feelings of depression
  • Brighter outlook for the future
  • Increased desire for socialization
  • More energy and endurance
  • Enhanced sexual desire and performance
  • Improved orgasm power and duration
  • Better sleep
  • Increased drive, motivation, productivity, and performance

To find out if testosterone enanthate is the right treatment for your needs, please contact the hormone specialists at HT Medical Center for a free, confidential consultation.