Testosterone valerate

Testosterone valerate
Clinical data
Trade names Deposterona
Routes of
Intramuscular injection
CAS Number 3129-43-9
PubChem (CID) 102373
ChemSpider 92468
UNII 7SF23403A0
Chemical and physical data
Formula C24H36O3
Molar mass 372.549 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Testosterone valerate, or testosterone pentanoate, also known as androst-4-en-17β-ol-3-one 17β-valerate, is a synthetic, steroidal androgen and an androgen ester – specifically, the C17β valerate ester of testosterone – which is used in veterinary medicine.[1] It is administered via intramuscular injection and acts as a long-lasting prodrug of testosterone.[1] The drug is available exclusively as a component of the veterinary drug Deposterona, which is marketed in Mexico and also contains testosterone acetate and testosterone undecanoate.[1] Testosterone valerate is a short-to-medium duration ester of testosterone, with a terminal half-life of approximately twice that of the short-acting testosterone propionate.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 William Llewellyn (2011). Anabolics. Molecular Nutrition Llc. pp. 437–. ISBN 978-0-9828280-1-4.

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