Testosterone Enanthate Side Effects

Testosterone Enanthate Side Effects

Most testosterone side effects occur when this medication is purchased illegally

Although testosterone supplementation is one of the safest forms of hormone replacement therapy, it is still possible to see side effects as with any medication.

Testosterone enanthate side effects rarely occur when treatment is prescribed by a knowledgeable and experienced doctor in the field of hormone therapy.

Most cases of testosterone side effects and reactions occur when this medication is purchased illegally for use by bodybuilders, athletes, and others seeking some form of physical enhancement.

Testosterone is one of the most tested and researched forms of hormone replacement therapy. HRT doctors know when not to prescribe this medication to individuals for use, reducing the risk of side effects or drug interactions.

When we list the most common side effects below, please note that even these reactions are extremely rare for individuals prescribed testosterone enanthate for the treatment of Low T.

Here are testosterone enanthate common side effects that could occur:

  • Adult acne and oily skin
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Breast enlargement
  • Changes in sexual desire
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Injection site irritation, swelling, redness, or pain
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Skin changes in color
  • Vomiting

In most cases, the reactions above will disappear on their own as the body gets used to the increase in testosterone. Do call the doctor if you have any concerns or if the symptoms persist longer than a few weeks.

Testosterone Enanthate Warnings

Most individuals will never see any testosterone enanthate bad side effects if they follow doctor’s orders for the use of this medication.

In extreme cases, or when testosterone enanthate is purchased and used illegally, the following side effects could occur:

  • Breathing difficulties, shortness of breath
  • Bone pain
  • Erections that continue longer than four hours
  • Increased thirst
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle twitching
  • Swelling of the ankles, feet, or hands
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood and emotional changes
  • Sleep apnea or increased snoring
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Signs of liver disease – yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal pain, dark urine

Contact a doctor at once if any of the above side effects of testosterone enanthate occur

Other potential testosterone enanthate 250 side effects could occur as testosterone circulates in the body, as follows:

  • Free or bioavailable testosterone in the bloodstream is also subject to aromatization and conversion into estradiol (estrogen) by the enzyme aromatase. The resulting estrogenic testosterone side effects could lead to weight gain, bloating, water retention, gynecomastia, and higher blood pressure. The use of an aromatase blocker such as anastrozole impedes estrogen conversion and allows for a greater level of testosterone in the bloodstream.
  • Because testosterone is an androgen hormone, it also has androgenic side effects that can create other health issues. The most common is the conversion of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. High levels of DHT are responsible for male pattern baldness, facial hair growth, increased sebum secretion resulting in oily skin and acne. Progesterone therapy is sometimes used to prevent this conversion, as are certain other medications. The hormone specialist will follow-up to ensure that no issues with DHT conversion occur during testosterone treatment.

Testosterone Enanthate Interactions

Most people will never see any testosterone enanthate side effects

Testosterone enanthate could interact with corticosteroids, blood thinners, or antidiabetic medications. Be sure to be completely honest with the prescribing doctor about any and all medications and health conditions before starting testosterone replacement therapy.

Most people will never see any testosterone enanthate side effects. Injections have very little risks, and the most likely occurrences are injection site pain and irritation in the early stages of self-administration of this medication.

Although severe allergic reactions are rare, seek medical help at once if you notice a rash, swelling of the tongue, face, or throat, extreme dizziness, or breathing difficulties.

Side effects from testosterone enanthate are the same whether using Delatestryl, Watson, or generically compounded testosterone enanthate as long as they all come from licensed US pharmacies.

Additional information about the use of testosterone enanthate for the treatment of Low T is available from the hormone specialists at HT Medical Center. Call today or complete the form above for a free and confidential consultation.