|Potency||100 mg / ml|
|Appearance||oil based solution|
|Packing||10ml clear glass vials*|
|Indications||Testosterone propionate is indicated for use in hormone replacement therapy, rejuvenation therapy, panhypopituitarism and female breast cancer.|
* Supplied in a clear 10 ml glass vials with plastic cap.
* Contains cottonseed oil, refined.
Notes on temperatures the properties:
At cold storage temperatures the properties of this oil-based solution might temporarily change (e.g. higher viscosity, cloudiness). If stored at cold temperature, the product should be brought to room or body temperature before use. The solution for intramuscular injection is to be visually inspected prior to use and only clear solutions free from particles should be used.
Notes on handling the vial:
The vial is for single or multi-use. The content of a vial is to be injected intramuscularly after drawing up into the syringe and warming up. After removal of the plastic cap (A) do not remove the metal ring (B) or the crimp cap (C).
Store at room temperature, 15° – 30°C (59° – 86°F).
Avoid freezing and cool temperatures below 15°(59°F).
If freezing occurs and crystals are present, contact the manufacturer representative.
Testosterone propionate, sold under the brand name Testoviron among others, is an androgen and anabolic steroid (AAS) medication which is used mainly in the treatment of low testosterone levels in men. It has also been used to treat breast cancer in women. It is given by injection into muscle usually once every two to three days.
Side effects of testosterone propionate include symptoms of masculinization like acne, increased hair growth, voice changes, and increased sexual desire. The drug is a synthetic androgen and anabolic steroid and hence is an agonist of the androgen receptor (AR), the biological target of androgens like testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It has strong androgenic effects and moderate anabolic effects, which make it useful for producing masculinization and suitable for androgen replacement therapy. Testosterone propionate is a testosterone ester and a relatively short-acting prodrug of testosterone in the body. Because of this, it is considered to be a natural and bioidentical form of testosterone.
Testosterone propionate was discovered in 1936 and was introduced for medical use in 1937. It was the first testosterone ester to be marketed, and was the major form of testosterone used in medicine until about 1960. The introduction of longer-acting testosterone esters like testosterone enanthate, testosterone cypionate, and testosterone undecanoate starting in the 1950s resulted in testosterone propionate mostly being superseded. As such, it is rarely used today. In addition to its medical use, testosterone propionate is used to improve physique and performance. The drug is a controlled substance in many countries and so non-medical use is generally illicit.
Testosterone propionate is used primarily in androgen replacement therapy. It is specifically approved for the treatment of hypogonadism in men, breast cancer, low sexual desire, delayed puberty in boys, and menopausal symptoms.