Testosterone (Testosteronum) is a male sex hormone (androgen). It is produced by the interstitial cells of the testes. Testosterone stimulates the development of sexual organs and secondary sexual characteristics in men, enhances anabolic processes. In medical practice, used synthetic drugs: methyltestosterone, testosterone propionate and testosterone enanthate, which have the biological and medicinal properties of the natural hormone. Applied with sexual underdevelopment, eunuchoidism , male menopause and related vascular and nervous disorders, with impotence , prostate hypertrophy, etc.
Methyltestosterone (Methyltestosteronum; list B ) is prescribed orally (or better under the tongue before resorption) 0.005–0.01 g 2–3 times a day. Available in tablets of 0.005 and 0.01 g.
Testosterone propionate (Testosoni propionas; list B) is administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously at 0.01–0.025–0.05 g daily or after 1-2 days. Form release: 1 ml ampoules of 1—2,5—5% solution in oil.
Testosterone enanthate (Testosteroni oenanthas; list B) has a lasting effect. Introduced intramuscularly in 0.5-1 ml 1 time in 2-4 weeks. Produced in ampoules of 1 ml of 20% solution in oil.
Testenatum (Testoenatum; list B) - a mixture of 80% testosterone enanthate and 20% testosterone propionate - provides a quick onset of effect and long-lasting effect. Enter intramuscularly in 1 ml of 10 or 20% solution 1 time in 2 weeks. Form release: 1 ml ampoules of 10 and 20% solution in oil. See also Sex hormones .