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A Long-Acting Depot Formulation of Testosterone (Aveed)
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The FDA has approved testosterone undecanoate (Aveed – Endo), an injectable depot formulation, for use in men with hypogonadism who require testosterone replacement therapy.

HYPOGONADISM — Failure of the testes to produce adequate amounts of testosterone can lead to loss of energy, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, decreased axillary and pubic hair, loss of muscle mass, anemia, and osteoporosis. Testosterone serum concentrations decrease by about 1-2% per year after age 40. The normal range (usually 300-1000 ng/dL) is based on serum concentrations in young men. Older men with signs and symptoms of hypogonadism may have levels <200 ng/dL.

DOSAGE AND PHARMACOKINETICS — Each 3-mL vial of Aveed contains testosterone undecanoate 250 mg/mL in a mixture of 1500 mg of benzyl benzoate and 885 mg of refined castor oil. The recommended dosage is 750 mg injected intramuscularly at 0 ... more      

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