Testosterone enanthate is a type of androgen drug, and it is a synthetic compound of testosterone proprionate and testosterone enantate. Its effects are the same as those of testosterone acetate, which include promoting the development of male sex organs and secondary sex characteristics and resisting estrogen. It also has protein assimilating effects, which allow it to help muscle growth and weight gain. Testosterone enanthate can inhibit the pituitary gland and promote sex hormone secretion, thus decreasing the endogenous testosterone secreted by Leydig cells, which achieves the purpose of stopping spermatogenesis.
Testosterone enanthate can be used as a long-term male birth control drug. It is clinically used to treat male hypogonadism and gonadal insufficiency, sex organ hypogenesis, infertility, eunuchism, and cryptorchidism. It can also be used to treat female dysfunctional uterine bleeding, menopausal syndrome, breast cancer and uterine cancer. It can also treat cirrhosis, aplastic anemia, osteoporosis and other consumptive diseases.