Testosterone decanoate

Testosterone decanoate (BAN) is an androgen and anabolic steroid and a testosterone ester.[1][2][3][4] It is a component of Sustanon, along with testosterone propionate, testosterone phenylpropionate, and testosterone isocaproate.[4][5] The medication has not been marketed as a single-drug preparation.[4] Testosterone decanoate has been investigated as a potential long-acting injectable male contraceptive.[4][6][7][8] It has a longer duration of action than testosterone enanthate, but its duration is not as prolonged as that of testosterone undecanoate.[4]

Testosterone decanoate
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Clinical data
Other namesTestosterone decylate; Testosterone 17β-decanoate
Routes of
Intramuscular injection
CAS Number
PubChem CID
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard100.024.752 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass442.684 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
Parenteral durations of androgens/anabolic steroids
Medication Form Major brand names Duration
Testosterone Aqueous suspension Andronaq, Sterotate, Virosterone 2–3 days
Testosterone propionate Oil solution Androteston, Perandren, Testoviron 3–4 days
Testosterone phenylpropionate Oil solution Testolent 8 days
Testosterone isobutyrate Aqueous suspension Agovirin Depot, Perandren M 14 days
Mixed testosterone estersa Oil solution Triolandren 10–20 days
Mixed testosterone estersb Oil solution Testosid Depot 14–20 days
Testosterone enanthate Oil solution Delatestryl 14–28 days
Testosterone cypionate Oil solution Depovirin 14–28 days
Mixed testosterone estersc Oil solution Sustanon 250 28 days
Testosterone undecanoate Oil solution Aveed, Nebido 100 days
Testosterone buciclated Aqueous suspension 20 Aet-1, CDB-1781e 90–120 days
Nandrolone phenylpropionate Oil solution Durabolin 10 days
Nandrolone decanoate Oil solution Deca Durabolin 21–28 days
Methandriol Aqueous suspension Notandron, Protandren 8 days
Methandriol bisenanthoyl acetate Oil solution Notandron Depot 16 days
Metenolone acetate Oil solution Primobolan 3 days
Metenolone enanthate Oil solution Primobolan Depot 14 days
Note: All are via i.m. injection. Footnotes: a = TP, TV, and TUe. b = TP and TKL. c = TP, TPP, TiCa, and TD. d = Studied but never marketed. e = Developmental code names. Sources: See template.

See alsoEdit


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  6. ^ Hay CJ, Brady BM, Zitzmann M, Osmanagaoglu K, Pollanen P, Apter D, et al. (April 2005). "A multicenter phase IIb study of a novel combination of intramuscular androgen (testosterone decanoate) and oral progestogen (etonogestrel) for male hormonal contraception". The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 90 (4): 2042–9. doi:10.1210/jc.2004-0895. PMID 15671109.
  7. ^ Brady BM, Amory JK, Perheentupa A, Zitzmann M, Hay CJ, Apter D, et al. (January 2006). "A multicentre study investigating subcutaneous etonogestrel implants with injectable testosterone decanoate as a potential long-acting male contraceptive". Human Reproduction. 21 (1): 285–94. doi:10.1093/humrep/dei300. PMID 16172147.
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