Thailand FDA approved registration # 2C 3/51
Approved on January 18th 2008
TEST COMP 250 is approved for the following uses:
Testosterone replacement therapy
In conditions associated with a testosterone deficiency such as:
- Testosterone replacement therapy in male hypogonadal disorders
- Osteoporosis due to androgen deficiency
Testosterone Propionate BP 30mg
Testosterone Phenylpropionate BP 60mg
Testosterone Isocaproate BP 60mg
Testosterone Decanoate BP 100mg
Chemical Name: 17ß-hydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one
Molecular Formula: C19-H28-O2
Molecular Weight: 288.429
Melting point: mp 155°
Test Comp 250
Testosterone Compound 250 mg
Oil base q.s.
Testosterone Compound is an androgenic preparation for intramuscular administration containing four different esters of the natural hormone testosterone.
Testosterone replacement therapy in male hypogonadal disorders, for example:
- After castration
- Known or suspected mammary or prostatic carcinoma in the male. This medicine is not intended for use in female patients.
- This preparation is also contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its components.
- Woman who are or may become pregnant
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia with obstruction
- Undiagnosed genital bleeding
- Severe kidney and heart failure
Middle-aged and elderly males with angina pectoris or other severe circulatory disease should receive androgen treatment only under very careful supervision.
- When administered concurrently, the following drugs may interact with androgens, have been reported to decrease the anticoagulant requirement.
- Patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy require close monitoring especially when androgens are started or stopped.
- Antidiabetic agents oral or insulin.
- Hepatotoxic medications,other
- Human growth hormone (Somatropin)
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
In general, dosage should be adjusted according to the response of the individual patient. Usually, one injection of 1 ml per four weeks is adequate.
Test-Comp 250 should be administered by deep intramuscular injection.
SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
The following adverse reactions have been associated with androgen therapy:
- Priapism and other signs of excessive sexual stimulation.
- In prepubertal boys: precocious sexual development, an increased frequency of erections, phallic enlargement and premature epiphyseal closure.
- Oligospermia and decreased ejaculatory volume.
- Water and salt retention
- Skin : virilism
- Nervous: insomnia, headache, depression
- Liver : cholestatic hepatitis
- Kidney : bladder irritability or urinary tract infection
If an androgen-associated adverse reaction occurs, treatment should be interrupted and, after disappearance of the symptoms, be resumed at a lower dosage. Patients with latent or overt cardiac failure, renal dysfunction, hypertension, epilepsy or migraine (or a history of these conditions) should be monitored, since androgens may occasionally induce salt and fluid retention. Androgens should be used cautiously in pre-pubertal boys to avoid premature epiphyseal closure or precocious sexual development. A decrease in protein bound iodine (PBI) may occur,but this has no clinical significance. Treatment of male patients over the age of approximately 50 years with androgens should be preceded by a thorough examination of prostate and baseline measurement of prostate-specific antigen serum concentration.
- Bone age determinations
- Cholesterol and/or HDL and LDL
- Hemoglobin and Hematocrit determinations
- Hepatic function determinations
- Prostatic acid phosphatase and prostatic specific antigen
- Testosterone, total, serum
For treatment of breast carcinoma
- Alkaline phosphatase, serum values and physical examination and x-rays of known or suspected metastases
For gender change androgen therapy
- LH, ALT [SGPT]
250 mg/ml, 10ml multiple dose vials and 1ml ampules.
Store in a cool dry place (< 25ºC)
Protect from light.
Warming and rotating the vial between the palms of the hands will redissolve any crystals that may have been formed during storage at low temperatures.
Manufactured by: Unigen Life Sciences Co. Ltd.