BP PROPANDROL 10ml

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BP PROPANDROL 10ml

$40.00

Package:1 vial (100mg/ml 10 ml)
Active Substance: Testosterone Propionate

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Description

Propandrol is a medication manufactured by Balkan Pharmaceuticals containing testosterone propionate as its active ingredient. Testosterone propionate is a synthetic derivative of testosterone, the primary male sex hormone. It is commonly used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat conditions associated with low levels of testosterone in men. Propandrol is administered via intramuscular injection and is available by prescription only. This comprehensive guide will provide detailed information on Propandrol, including its indications, contraindications, administration, medical action, precautions, side effects, and overdosage.

Indications for Use

Propandrol is indicated for use in hormone replacement therapy in men with conditions associated with deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone. Testosterone plays a crucial role in maintaining various bodily functions, including the development and maintenance of male secondary sexual characteristics, such as facial and body hair, deepening of the voice, and muscle growth. Testosterone deficiency can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, and decreased muscle mass. Propandrol is also used in the treatment of delayed puberty, certain types of impotence, and in hormone therapy for transgender men to masculinize secondary sexual characteristics.

Contraindications

Propandrol should not be used in patients with certain medical conditions or circumstances. Contraindications to the use of Propandrol include:

  • Prostate cancer: Testosterone can stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells and may worsen the condition. Propandrol is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected prostate cancer.
  • Breast cancer in men: Testosterone can also stimulate the growth of breast tissue in men, exacerbating the condition in patients with breast cancer. Propandrol should not be used in men with breast cancer.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Propandrol is contraindicated in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to the potential for virilization of the fetus or newborn.
  • Hypersensitivity: Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to testosterone propionate or any of its components should not use Propandrol.
  • Severe hepatic or renal impairment: Propandrol should be used with caution in patients with severe liver or kidney disease, as testosterone metabolism may be altered in these conditions.

Administration

Propandrol is administered via intramuscular injection into the gluteal muscle. The dosage and frequency of administration should be determined by a healthcare professional based on individual patient needs and response to treatment. The usual starting dose of Propandrol for hormone replacement therapy is 25 to 50 mg injected every day or every other day. In some cases, higher doses may be required, especially in individuals with severe testosterone deficiency or certain medical conditions. Propandrol is available in vials containing 100 mg/ml of testosterone propionate solution.

Medical Action

Testosterone propionate acts by replacing or supplementing the naturally occurring testosterone in the body. Testosterone is essential for the development and maintenance of male secondary sexual characteristics. It binds to androgen receptors in various tissues, where it exerts its effects. In addition to its role in sexual development, testosterone also has anabolic effects, promoting the growth of muscle tissue and bone mass. It also enhances libido, mood, and overall sense of well-being.

Precautions

Before initiating treatment with Propandrol, patients should undergo a thorough medical evaluation, including assessment of prostate health and hematocrit levels. Regular monitoring of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), hematocrit, lipid profile, and liver function tests is recommended during therapy. Use with caution in individuals with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, epilepsy, migraine, or sleep apnea, as testosterone therapy may exacerbate these conditions. Propandrol should be used with caution in elderly patients, as they may be more sensitive to its effects.

Side Effects

Propandrol may cause side effects in some individuals. Common side effects of Propandrol include:

  • Acne: Testosterone can stimulate the sebaceous glands, leading to an increase in acne.
  • Oily skin: Testosterone may increase the production of sebum, resulting in oily skin.
  • Fluid retention: Testosterone can cause sodium and water retention, leading to edema.
  • Gynecomastia: Testosterone can be converted to estrogen in the body, leading to the development of breast tissue in men.
  • Male pattern baldness: Testosterone can accelerate hair loss in individuals predisposed to male pattern baldness.
  • Mood changes: Testosterone therapy may cause mood swings, irritability, or aggression.
  • Liver toxicity: Testosterone may increase liver enzymes, indicating liver toxicity.
  • Alterations in lipid profile: Testosterone therapy may affect lipid metabolism, leading to changes in cholesterol levels.

Overdosage

In case of overdose, symptomatic and supportive treatment should be provided. Overdose may result in excessive androgenic effects such as virilization in women, suppression of spermatogenesis, and exacerbation of side effects mentioned above. Prompt medical attention is advised in case of suspected overdose. Treatment may include discontinuation of Propandrol, supportive care, and monitoring of symptoms.

Conclusion

Propandrol (Testosterone Propionate) is a medication used in hormone replacement therapy to treat conditions associated with low levels of testosterone in men. It is also used in the treatment of delayed puberty, certain types of impotence, and in hormone therapy for transgender men. Propandrol is administered via intramuscular injection and is available by prescription only. Before starting Propandrol therapy, patients should undergo a thorough medical evaluation to assess their suitability for treatment. Regular monitoring of prostate health, hematocrit levels, and liver function is recommended during therapy. Propandrol may cause side effects in some individuals, including acne, fluid retention, gynecomastia, and mood changes. In case of overdose, prompt medical attention is advised.

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