GENERIC NAME: testosterone undecanoate
BRAND NAME: Aveed
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Testosterone undecanoate is a long-acting man-made version of testosterone, the natural male sexual hormone. Testosterone is responsible for the normal growth and development of male sex organs and characteristics. It includes growth and development of male organs of penis, testicles, prostate, body hair, vocal cord thickening, and muscle and fat distribution. The FDA approved testosterone undecanoate in March 2014.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Testosterone undecanoate is prescribed for adult males with deficiency or absence of testosterone due to primary hypogonadism or hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of testosterone undecanoate are:
- injection site pain,
- increased prostate specific antigen (PSA),
- increased estradiol,
- insomnia, and
Special Warning: Aveed may cause a serious lung problem called pulmonary oil microembolism (POME) as well as a serious allergic reaction after receiving the injection.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
PREPARATIONS: Injection: 250 mg/ml
STORAGE: Testosterone undecanoate is stored between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F), in original cartons until use.
DOSING: Males over 18 years of age: The recommended dose of testosterone undecanoate is 750 mg (3 ml) intramuscularly; followed by 750 mg (3 ml) intramuscularly after 4 weeks, then 750 mg (3 ml) intramuscularly every 10 weeks thereafter.
Safe and effective use of testosterone undecanoate is not determined for males under 18 years of age.
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