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Testosterone decanoate

Testosterone decanoate (BAN) is an androgen and anabolic steroid and a testosterone ester.[1][2][3] It is or has been a component of Sustanon, along with testosterone propionate, testosterone phenylpropionate, and testosterone isocaproate.[4] Testosterone decanoate has been investigated as a potential long-acting injectable male contraceptive.[5][6][7]

Testosterone decanoate
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Clinical data
Other namesTestosterone decylate; Testosterone 17β-decanoate
Routes of
Intramuscular injection
CAS Number
PubChem CID
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass442.684 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

Parenteral durations of androgens/anabolic steroids

Compound Brand name(s) Type Duration
Testosterone (aq. susp.) Andronaq, Sterotate, Virosterone Androgen 2–3 days
Testosterone propionate Androteston, Perandren, Testoviron Androgen 3–4 days
Testosterone phenylpropionate Testolent Androgen 8 days
Testosterone isobutyrate (aq. susp.) Agovirin Depot, Perandren M Androgen 14 days
Mixed testosterone estersa Triolandren Androgen 10–20 days
Mixed testosterone estersb Testosid Depot Androgen 14–20 days
Testosterone enanthate Delatestryl Androgen 14–20 days
Testosterone cypionate Depovirin Androgen 14–20 days
Mixed testosterone estersc Sustanon 250 Androgen 28 days
Testosterone undecanoate Aveed, Nebido Androgen 100 days
Testosterone buciclate (aq. susp.)d 20 Aet-1, CDB-1781e Androgen 90–120 days
Nandrolone phenylpropionate Durabolin Anabolic 10 days
Nandrolone decanoate Deca Durabolin Anabolic 21 days
Methandriol (aq. susp.) Notandron, Protandren Androgen 8 days
Methandriol bisenanthoyl acetate Notandron Depot Androgen 16 days
Metenolone acetate Primobolan Anabolic 3 days
Metenolone enanthate Primobolan Depot Anabolic 14 days
Note: All are via i.m. injection of oil solution unless noted otherwise. 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


  1. ^ J. Elks (14 November 2014). The Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data: Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies. Springer. pp. 641–642. ISBN 978-1-4757-2085-3.
  2. ^ Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory. Taylor & Francis. January 2000. ISBN 978-3-88763-075-1.
  3. ^ I.K. Morton; Judith M. Hall (6 December 2012). Concise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents: Properties and Synonyms. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-94-011-4439-1.
  4. ^ Barry A.J. Fisher; William J. Tilstone; Catherine Woytowicz (6 February 2009). Introduction to Criminalistics: The Foundation of Forensic Science. Academic Press. pp. 182–. ISBN 978-0-08-091675-0.
  5. ^ Hay, Cathy J.; Brady, Brian M.; Zitzmann, Michael; Osmanagaoglu, Kaan; Pollanen, Pasi; Apter, Dan; Wu, Frederick C. W.; Anderson, Richard A.; Nieschlag, Eberhard; Devroey, Paul; Huhtaniemi, Ilpo; Kersemaekers, Wendy M. "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 & Metabolism. 90 (4): 2042–2049. doi:10.1210/jc.2004-0895. PMID 15671109.
  6. ^ Brady, B. M.; Amory, J. K.; Perheentupa, A.; Zitzmann, M.; Hay, C. J.; Apter, D.; Anderson, R. A.; Bremner, W. J.; Pollanen, P.; Nieschlag, E.; Wu, F. C. W.; Kersemaekers, W. M. (1 January 2006). "A multicentre study investigating subcutaneous etonogestrel implants with injectable testosterone decanoate as a potential long-acting male contraceptive". Human Reproduction. 21 (1): 285–294. doi:10.1093/humrep/dei300. ISSN 0268-1161. PMID 16172147.
  7. ^ Peter J Chenoweth; Steven Lorton (30 April 2014). Animal Andrology: Theories and Applications. CABI. pp. 488–. ISBN 978-1-78064-316-8.