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Your dosage of testosterone enanthate will depend on your current testosterone levels, the condition being treated, and many other factors. The medication comes in the form of an injection that is given once or twice a month, typically in the gluteal muscle. You may be able to administer the injections yourself, or you may have someone else give them if you prefer.
The dose of testosterone enanthate (Delatestryl®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to testosterone enanthate
- The medical condition being treated
- Your testosterone levels
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
There is no one "standard" dosage for testosterone enanthate. Your healthcare provider will essentially guess at an appropriate starting amount, based on your age, diagnosis, and testosterone levels. From there, your healthcare provider will adjust your dose as needed, based on how you react to the medication (how your testosterone levels change and how your symptoms improve).
The normal dosing range for this medication is 50 to 400 mg given every two to four weeks, although there are certainly plenty of individuals who end up needing a higher or lower amount.
To start puberty in adolescent males, various dosage regimens have been suggested. Some healthcare providers like to start with a low dosage and gradually work up to a higher one. Others prefer to start with a high amount, lowering it once puberty is under way.
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