What is Testosterone cream?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Testosterone

See also: Bi-est/Testosterone Compound

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. It is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. It is related to libido, energy, immune function and protection from osteoporosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 4 5
Low testosterone 3 7
Androgen deficiency 2 1
Decreased sex drive (libido) 2 1
Depressed mood 2 2
Improve flexibility/strength 2 3

Show all 18 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 7
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Testosterone cream

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Bladder inflammation 1
Decrease in fat padding 1
Facial hair excessive 1
Hair loss 1
Increased sex drive (libido) 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Testosterone cream

Dosage Patients
1 m,w,f 1
0.5 other daily 1
1 mg daily 1
4 g daily 1
10 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
60 mg daily 1
75 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Testosterone cream

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Testosterone cream

Duration

Currently taking Testosterone cream

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Testosterone cream

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 17
Usually 9
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 5
< $25 12
Not specified 8
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4 patient evaluations for Testosterone cream

May 23, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 3, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 29, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low testosterone levels)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (spider veins on legs, decrease in fat padding, bladder inflammation, lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: NOTE: this is PLANT based (not synthetic), therefore doesn't have the side effect of cancer with prolonged usage evidentally. High Impact: has risen my quality of life tremendously (I'm not strong, but I am able to do basic activities now without effort or injury now. Benefits-unexpected: increased energy and libido Disadvantages-unexpected: 1) has effected my body fat padding - I'm very bony because the fat tissue has deflated. It can be uncomfortable, as my body is more vulnerable to injury/discomfort due to such. 2) had alot of bladder inflamation 6 months after starting the initial dosage of 1mg. 3) must exercise to see the effectiveness; without exercise, body changes the testosterone and become more estrogen dominate it seems. 4) spider veins have appeared on legs (noticed about a year after taking) NOTE: the benefits have been greater than the disadvantages!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: bladder inflammation, decrease in fat padding, spider veins on legs

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low testosterone levels)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cardiac health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for poor libido)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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