Estradiol benzoate/estradiol phenylpropionate/testosterone propionate/testosterone phenylpropionate/testosterone isocaproate

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Combination of
Estradiol benzoateEstrogen
Estradiol phenylpropionateEstrogen
Testosterone propionateAndrogen; Anabolic steroid
Testosterone phenylpropionateAndrogen; Anabolic steroid
Testosterone isocaproateAndrogen; Anabolic steroid
Clinical data
Trade namesEstandron Prolongatum, Lynandron Prolongatum, Mixogen
Other namesEB/EPP/TP/TPP/TiC
Routes of
Intramuscular injection
CAS Number
PubChem CID

Estradiol benzoate/estradiol phenylpropionate/testosterone propionate/testosterone phenylpropionate/testosterone isocaproate (EB/EPP/TP/TPP/TiC), sold under the brand names Estandron Prolongatum, Lynandron Prolongatum, and Mixogen, was an injectable combination medication of the estrogens estradiol benzoate (EB) and estradiol phenylpropionate (EPP) and the androgens/anabolic steroids testosterone propionate (TP), testosterone phenylpropionate (TPP), and testosterone isocaproate (TiC) which was used in menopausal hormone therapy for women.[1][2] It was also used to suppress lactation in postpartum women.[3][4]

The medication was provided in the form of 1 mL ampoules and 2 mL vials containing 1 mg/mL EB, 4 mg/mL EPP, 20 mg/mL TP, 40 mg/mL TPP, and 40 mg/mL TiC in an oil solution and was administered by intramuscular injection.[1][5][6] EB/EPP/TP/TPP/TiC reportedly has a duration of about 14 days.[7]

Estandron Prolongatum, Lynandron Prolongatum, and Mixogen were all introduced for medical use by 1956.[8][9] Oral tablet products with the same brand names of Estandron, Lynandron, and Mixogen, containing ethinylestradiol and methyltestosterone, were marketed around the same time, and should not be confused with the injectable products.[8][1][10] Estandron Prolongatum, Lynandron Prolongatum, and Mixogen remained marketed as late as the 1980s.[6][4][11] EB/EPP/TP/TPP/TiC appears to no longer be marketed.[12][13][14]

Androgen replacement therapy formulations and dosages used in women
Route Medication Major brand names Form Dosage
Oral Testosterone undecanoate Andriol, Jatenzo Capsule 40–80 mg 1x/1–2 days
Methyltestosterone Metandren, Estratest Tablet 0.5–10 mg/day
Fluoxymesterone Halotestin Tablet 1–2.5 mg 1x/1–2 days
Normethandronea Ginecoside Tablet 5 mg/day
Tibolone Livial Tablet 1.25–2.5 mg/day
Prasterone (DHEA)b Tablet 10–100 mg/day
Sublingual Methyltestosterone Metandren Tablet 0.25 mg/day
Transdermal Testosterone Intrinsa Patch 150–300 μg/day
AndroGel Gel, cream 1–10 mg/day
Vaginal Prasterone (DHEA) Intrarosa Insert 6.5 mg/day
Injection Testosterone propionatea Testoviron Oil solution 25 mg 1x/1–2 weeks
Testosterone enanthate Delatestryl, Primodian Depot Oil solution 25–100 mg 1x/4–6 weeks
Testosterone cypionate Depo-Testosterone, Depo-Testadiol Oil solution 25–100 mg 1x/4–6 weeks
Testosterone isobutyratea Femandren M, Folivirin Aqueous suspension 25–50 mg 1x/4–6 weeks
Mixed testosterone esters Climacterona Oil solution 150 mg 1x/4–8 weeks
Omnadren, Sustanon Oil solution 50–100 mg 1x/4–6 weeks
Nandrolone decanoate Deca-Durabolin Oil solution 25–50 mg 1x/6–12 weeks
Prasterone enanthatea Gynodian Depot Oil solution 200 mg 1x/4–6 weeks
Implant Testosterone Testopel Pellet 50–100 mg 1x/3–6 months
Notes: Premenopausal women produce about 230 ± 70 μg testosterone per day (6.4 ± 2.0 mg testosterone per 4 weeks), with a range of 130 to 330 μg per day (3.6–9.2 mg per 4 weeks). Footnotes: a = Mostly discontinued or unavailable. b = Over-the-counter. Sources: See template.

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