What is Testosterone gel?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Testosterone

Testosterone gel is a topical form of testosterone used for replacement therapy in males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hypogonadism 5 2
Fatigue 2 2
Sexual dysfunction 2 1
Androgen deficiency 1 0
Anorgasmia 1 0
Depressed mood 1 1

Show all 9 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 2
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Testosterone gel

Side effect Patients
Acne breakout 1
Nausea 1
Roid rage effects (steroids) 1
Testicular atrophy 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Testosterone gel

Dosage Patients
1 app daily 1
1 % daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Testosterone gel

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 3
Expense 2
Other 2
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Testosterone gel

Duration

Currently taking Testosterone gel

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Testosterone gel

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

Aug 21, 2011 (Started Jul 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rub on arm to increase level)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 other Daily
Advice & Tips: my blood showed low T. It improved some with this.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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