testosterone undecanoate (Aveed)

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GENERIC NAME: testosterone undecanoate


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:

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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/13/2015

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