This medication can raise your blood pressure, which can increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Your risk may be higher if you have a medical history of high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.
Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure regularly during treatment with this medication. Medications may be started or adjusted to control your blood pressure.
This medication is used by men who do not make enough of a natural substance called testosterone (hypogonadism). Testosterone belongs to a class of drugs known as androgens. Testosterone helps the body to develop and maintain the male sexual characteristics (masculinity), such as a deep voice and body hair. It also helps to maintain muscle and prevent bone loss, and is necessary for natural sexual ability/desire.This drug should not be used by women.
How to use Testosterone Enanthate Auto-Injector
If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional and the product package. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Inject this medication under the skin of your abdomen as directed by your doctor, usually once every week. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin. The dosage is based on your medical condition, testosterone blood levels, and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it on the same day each week.
Misuse or abuse of testosterone can cause serious side effects such as heart disease (including heart attack), stroke, liver disease, mental/mood problems, abnormal drug-seeking behavior, or improper bone growth (in adolescents). Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. When testosterone is misused or abused, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as depression, irritability, tiredness) when you suddenly stop using the drug. These symptoms may last from weeks to months.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.
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