Testosterone undecanoate

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Testosterone undecanoate
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(8R,9S,10R,13S,14S,17S)-10,13-dimethyl-3-oxo-1,2,6,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16,17-dodecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl undecanoate
Clinical data
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 7%
Metabolism Liver, Testis and Prostate
Half-life 1-12 days
Excretion Urine
5949-44-0 N
PubChem CID 65157
DrugBank DB00624 N
ChemSpider 23089522 YesY
KEGG D06087 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C30H48O3
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Testosterone undecanoate or testosterone undecylate is an ester of testosterone. This hormone is used in androgen replacement therapy primarily for the treatment of male hypogonadism, and is currently under research for use as a male contraceptive. It is sold and distributed under the brand names Aveed, Andriol, Undestor, Nebido, Pantestone, Restandol, Cernos Depot, Nebido-R and Reandron 1000.[1]


  1. ^ Köhn, FM; Schill, WB (Nov 2003). "A new oral testosterone undecanoate formulation.". World J Urol 21 (5): 311–5. doi:10.1007/s00345-003-0372-x. PMID 14579074. 

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