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Short-term parenteral and peroral testosterone administration in men with alcoholic cirrhosis

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Serum concentrations of testosterone were measured in 24 male patients with alcoholic cirrhosis during testosterone administration. The purpose was to compare serum concentrations of testosterone during peroral with those during parenteral testosterone administration in these patients. Patients who were injected intramuscularly with a combination of short- and long-acting testosterone (Triolandren, 348 mg testosterone) had median peak values of serum testosterone of about 40 ng/ml, which fell to basal levels after a fortnight. During testosterone propionate injections (84 mg testosterone) every other day, rather constant serum concentrations with median values of about 30 ng/ml were reached after 4 days. Peroral testosterone administration (800 mg micronized free testosterone) each day also resulted in fairly constant serum concentrations after 4 days, and the median values were about 50 ng/ml. No side effects were observed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Vol/bind16
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)749-55
Antal sider7
ISSN0036-5521
StatusUdgivet - 1981

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