Testosterone propionate, sold under the brand name Testoviron, is an androgen and anabolic steroid (AAS) medication which is used mainly in the treatment of low testosterone levels in men due to any possible reasons. It has also been used to treat diseases related to breast cancer in women. It is given by injection in the muscle area of the body usually once every two to three days.
Side Effects Of Testosterone Propionate
There are the following side effects in testosteron propionat,
Side effects of testosterone propionate include symptoms of masculinisation like acne, increased hair growth in the body, voice changes and an increase in muscle mass sometimes to abnormal levels. The drug is a synthetic androgen and anabolic steroid so it 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-type therapy. Testosterone propionate is a testosterone ester and a relatively short-acting prodrug of testosterone to the body. So for this, it is considered to be a natural and bioidentical form of testosterone available in the market.
Testosterone propionate was discovered in 1936 and was introduced for medical use for the year 1937. It was the first testosterone ester to be marketed and was the major form of testosterone used in medicine until about the year 1960. The introduction of longer-acting testosterone esters like testosterone ethanoate, testosterone cypionate and testosterone undecanoate starting in the 1950s resulted in testosterone propionate mostly being superseded.
As such, it is rarely used nowadays. In addition to its medical use, testosterone propionate is used to improve the physique and increases the stamina of the body. The drug is a controlled substance in many countries and so non-medical use is generally illicit to be used.