Estradiol benzoate/testosterone isobutyrate

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Estradiol benzoate /
testosterone isobutyrate
Estradiol benzoate.svg
Testosterone isobutyrate.svg
Combination of
Estradiol benzoateEstrogen
Testosterone isobutyrateAndrogen; Anabolic steroid
Clinical data
Trade namesFemandren M, Folivirin
Other namesEB/TiB; EB/TiB
Routes of
Intramuscular injection
CAS Number

Estradiol benzoate/testosterone isobutyrate (EB/TiB), sold under the brand names Femandren M and Folivirin, is an injectable combination medication of estradiol benzoate (EB), an estrogen, and testosterone isobutyrate (TiB), an androgen/anabolic steroid, which is used in menopausal hormone therapy for women.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] It is provided in the form of 1 mL ampoules containing 2.5 mg estradiol benzoate and 25 mg testosterone isobutyrate in a microcrystalline aqueous suspension and is administered by intramuscular injection once every 4 to 6 weeks.[6][8] EB/TiB reportedly has a duration of about 14 to 21 days.[9]

The medication is available only in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.[10][11][12][13] EB/TiB was originally developed and marketed by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Ciba and was introduced for medical use by 1953,[6] following the development of testosterone isobutyrate in 1952.[14] It was intermittently manufactured by Spofa[15] and then Biotika[3] and is now manufactured by BB Pharma.[10][11][16]

The effect of EB/TiB on gonadotropin levels in postmenopausal women have been studied.[17]

An oral tablet product with the same brand name of Femandren, containing ethinylestradiol and methyltestosterone, was marketed around the same time as Femandren M, and should not be confused with the injectable formulation.[18][4][5]

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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