Delatestryl Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Delatestryl (testosterone enanthate) is used in men who do not make enough of a natural substance called testosterone. Testosterone is an androgen, a male sex hormone. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, skin color changes, increased/decreased sexual interest, oily skin, hair loss, and acne. Pain and redness at the injection site may also occur.
Dosage and duration of therapy with Delatestryl depends on the age, sex, diagnosis, patient's response to treatment, and appearance of adverse effects. Delatestryl may interact with blood thinners, or corticosteroids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Delatestryl must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. It is recommended that women use 2 forms of birth control (e.g., condoms and birth control pills) while using this medication; consult your doctor. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. It may affect milk production and it may harm a nursing infant. Breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended.
Our Delatestryl (testosterone enanthate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Delatestryl in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
- increased or ongoing erection of the penis;
- bone pain, increased thirst, memory problems, restless feeling, confusion, nausea, loss of appetite, increased urination, weakness, muscle twitching; or
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Women receiving testosterone injection may develop male characteristics, which could be irreversible if testosterone treatment is continued. Call your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of these signs of excess testosterone:
- changes in your menstrual periods;
- male-pattern hair growth (such as on the chin or chest);
- male pattern baldness;
- enlarged clitoris; or
- increase or decrease in sex drive.
Less serious side effects may include:
- breast swelling in men;
- headache, anxiety, depressed mood;
- numbness or tingly feeling; or
- pain or swelling where the medicine was injected.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate) »
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Delatestryl Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects when it is used at normal doses.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, depression, increased anger), trouble sleeping/snoring, signs of serious liver disease (such as persistent abdominal pain/nausea, unusual tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).
If you are male, tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: trouble urinating, breast swelling/tenderness, too frequent/prolonged erections.
Rarely, males may have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours. If this occurs, stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention, or permanent problems could occur.
This medication can decrease sperm production, an effect that may lower male fertility. Consult your doctor for more details.
If you are female, tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: deepening of the voice, hoarseness, unusual facial/body hair growth, enlarged clitoris, irregular menstrual periods.
This medication can cause your body to hold on to extra body water (edema). This can increase your risk of heart failure. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious signs of water retention or heart failure occur: decreased exercise ability, hands/ankles/feet swelling, unusual tiredness, shortness of breath while lying down.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate)»
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Delatestryl FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Endocrine and Urogenital, Female -The most common side effects of androgen therapy are amenorrhea and other menstrual irregularities, inhibition of gonadotropin secretion, and virilization, including deepening of the voice and clitoral enlargement. The latter usually is not reversible after androgens are discontinued. When administered to a pregnant woman, androgens cause virilization of the external genitalia of the female fetus. Male - Gynecomastia, and excessive frequency and duration of penile erections. Oligospermia may occur at high dosages (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).
Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances - Retention of sodium, chloride, water, potassium, calcium (see WARNINGS), and inorganic phosphates.
Metabolic - Increased serum cholesterol.
Miscellaneous - Rarely, anaphylactoid reactions; inflammation and pain at injection site.
Drug Abuse And Dependene
DELATESTRYL® (testosterone enanthate) (Testosterone Enanthate Injection, USP) is classified as a controlled substance under the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 and has been assigned to Schedule III.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate) »
Additional Delatestryl Information
Delatestryl - User Reviews
Delatestryl User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.