User Reviews for Testosterone

Also known as: Andro LA 200, Andro-Cyp 100, Andro-Cyp 200, Androderm, AndroGel, AndroGel 1.25 g Packets, AndroGel 2.5 g Packets, Aveed, Axiron, Bio-T-Gel, Delatest, Delatestryl, Depandro 100, Depo-Testosterone, Depotest, ...show all 35 brand names

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Review by dadof2:

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4.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I was on a gel before and I'm going back. My doctor thought this one would be easier for me to apply, but the application process is a mess. Plus it takes longer for me to apply and sometimes gets on my hands anyway, so whats the point? My levels aren't any better than they were before. Plus I had to pay $25 for the script.

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September 29, 2011 3:18 PM

Review by ChicagoRay:

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9.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I have MS and the lowest testosterone levels my Doctor has ever seen, and frankly the first two months I've seen libido increase, mood elevation, even hair growing back where it was receding on my scalp line but nothing super drastic, so don't run out and get it for baldness or nothing like that. As for applying it, I've found leaning backwards like an desk office lounger like I have in my den slowly under each arm with shirt off and a fan going which I happen to have in the corner of that den, one of those 4 foot vertical Lasko's, and it dries almost immediately. I'm hoping improvements continue since I have many problems associated with MS, crippled on my left leg and foot-drop. Any improvements are welcomed with wide open arms!

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September 26, 2011 11:56 PM

Review by Squiddly:

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8.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I felt the effects of Axiron in the first three days. Changes are pretty quick and satisfying! The application isn't too messy if you go slow, and it dries very quickly, especially if you put it on before getting dressed all the way. It smells a little like hand sanitizer, and it has a texture like it too. Overall, it's fantastic! I am, unfortunately, part of that group of 3% of guys who experienced vomiting. It was encouraged by a night of mild drinking. After symptoms abated, I continued with Axiron, and have had no problems since. I love it!

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September 20, 2011 7:28 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Worked for a little while and had seen improvements in energy and a little in sex drive. But, if you are trying to get your significant other pregnant get your semen analyzed before and during treatment. My levels were non existent on Androgel! Once we switched Docs and treatment my semen levels went back to normal. Hope this helps

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September 18, 2011 1:35 PM

Review by nhrafan:

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10

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am 44 years old and I suffer from low testosterone levels due to removal of an underscended testicle in 2009. I began with injectable testosterone in November 2010, but my doctor has switched me to Androgel which I apply to shoulders and stomach area as instructed. I have noticed a very positive change in my energy and also I do not have anymore hot flashes, mood swings, or tears like I had been experiencing due to levels dropping between scheduled injections. Androgel is one of the best medicines on the market and I would highly recommend that any men suffering from the effects of low testosterone talk to their doctor. If it works for you, it is well worth trying. You won't believe how your energy and stamina will increase.

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September 16, 2011 11:51 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I have been using Axiron (60 mg daily) for two months now. Before I started my testosterone level was around 430, which is a little low for a 40 year old male (has been as low as 190). I was doing the injections, but the constant ups and downs were terrible. Needless to say I was optimistic when told about Axiron, but it's proven to be short lived. I had my testosterone level checked again last week and it dropped to 217! I suspected something was wrong when fatigue started setting back in. Anyway, I went back to my doctor today and he increased the dose to 120 mg daily. Will have my level checked again in 10 weeks, Hope it starts working.

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September 12, 2011 5:19 PM

Review by Sunset in July:

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8.0

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I rated this a 8 - short of a 10 because of the cost. The renewed vigor and energy is enough to score a 10. To remedy the sticky feel; after application and the Testim is dry, apply corn starch (unscented baby powder) to a wash cloth and dust your shoulders. The Testim scent is noticeable, but hardly unbearable and is often complemented on.

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September 7, 2011 9:34 AM

Review by OD0712:

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3.0

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Its been 2 weeks only. I will give it the 2 months most give it for any positive impacts. Here's what I've noticed: -muscular soreness at application site (shoulders/back are sore) -increased nose hair -annoyed off easily

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August 29, 2011 11:37 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: The applicator took a few tries to use properly. I just have to allow a few extra minutes in the morning before I put on a shirt. If I was in a real hurry, I would use a blow drier. I definitely feel better, but get my first blood test next week and I'll see how my levels are.

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August 27, 2011 6:33 PM

Review by DLew24:

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9.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I was recently diagnosed with Hypogonadism, so Axiron is the first replacement medicine I have used. I find it easy to use, and I don't think it has a bad odor. I can barely smell it. I just find that you need to give yourself about one minute per application. You have to move the applicator very slowly so it has time to spread and be absorbed. If you try and rush it, the watery consistency of the product will run down your body. Give yourself about three minutes for it to dry, and then get dressed.

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August 20, 2011 7:01 PM

Review by rch1961:

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9.0

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I have been using AndroGel for the last two months and the results are great. More energy and more sex drive. I will be 50 soon and AndroGel makes me feel young again. Thanks to Androgel I do not need to take Viagra.

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August 16, 2011 8:13 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am 54 and have been on Androgel for 4 months.1%. I have gone from number 84 to 450. My Dr. said the 1% is a low does and that I am doing great and it will continue. My nipples stick out which I have never had. Erections most of the day, which I like. I have started weights, pushups and situps and feeling wonderful. I was depressed but felt it was from my mother's death and my health had really taken a beating. Personally I feel better than I have in the last 5 years. So glad I had the test. Also most of my body hair has come back.

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August 12, 2011 10:18 AM

Review by phoenix area:

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6.0

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm a 47 year old who started out with 4 pumps of 1% Androgel after a few weeks my levels went from 250 to 450. General health I felt a lot better. Noticed improvement in my energy level. I was having a very difficult time motivating and always feeling weak. My energy level has come back. After about 2-3 weeks my doctor switched me to 2 pumps of the 1.62% Androgel. I still have my energy, but now having some of the side-effects listed. My urination is not so good. Short streams and much more often. Another side-effect is my breathing. Seem to have a heavy chest and some difficulty breathing. I'm going to see if I can go back down to the 1% gel to see if that helps.

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August 10, 2011 12:06 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am a 54 yr old male with history of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders from about age 38. T-Levels were always on the low side of normal, but had recently dropped significantly. Symptoms became worse. Started an exercise program and could not lose any weight and recovery was slow. Started taking Fortesta June 5, 2011. I had no site reactions or any other adverse reactions. I did notice an immediate increase in resistance training performance, cardio performance and recovery. Weight loss accelerated even though appetite increased. Mood has changed positively, although not as significantly as physical changes have. Medicine is very expensive which is definitely a downside especially if this turns out to be a life long regimen.

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August 4, 2011 5:02 PM

Review by buxtonman:

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9.0

For : I am 34 male. Diagnosed with osteoporosis. I had a 900 steel beam fall on me in 2001. I have had many stomach surgeries and also have an ileostomy and lost my left kidney. Been taking 300 mg of morphine for pain last ten years. I have been in deep severe depression for years. I have been on 100ml every 2 weeks of testosterone for a month and it has changed my life. My level was 325. I have interest in life now mentally feel really good. After 7-8 days I start to feel tired and not so good but, after my shot I feel great! Going to talk with the doctor to maybe every 7 to 10 days! Thanks for reading.

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August 3, 2011 7:31 PM

Review by Sparky Again!!:

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10

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: WOW! I was weary at first when my doctor offered this new topical testosterone at my annual check up. The doctor gave me a free month to start and then a co-pay card that covered me at $25.00 per month for the first year. I even read on the card that it covers for cash paying patients without insurance coverage. Pay attention to the instructions because this is way different vs the gels. No mess if you follow the instructions. No more Androgel mess. Piece of cake. Thanks Doctor.

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July 28, 2011 6:38 PM

Review by austin2408:

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7.0

Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am 30 yrs old and had a T-test done because I have had the following problems; I had gotten more cranky than normal, had been on medicines for depression for about 3 yrs with not much success, was tired or worn out, hot flashes or something similar to them, low sex drive. Anyways got my results back and my level was only 84. I could not believe that at only 30 I was having to deal with this. Been taking this for a week and can already tell a big difference. It smells like hand sanitizer and goes away quick, easy to use but expensive. I will update as I progress.

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July 13, 2011 6:29 PM

Review by Healthy50s:

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9.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: I am a 53 year old male who was diagnosed with Hypogonadism (188) and hypothyroidism. Started Armour Thyroid and Testosterone Cypionate 5 months ago. My Doctor adjusted the dosage 3 x and I am currently at 200mg (1ml) per week and I feel great. Increased libido (my wife thanks me, often) no more cold chills and an increase of 10 lbs of muscle mass. I have noticed no side effects. My wife does the weekly injections in the guts. I recommend a 23 gauge needle (1' or 1 1/2") to minimize the pain as I find them much more comfortable than the 21 gauge. Please find the right Doctor. You do not have to suffer and you too can have a much better quality of life.

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June 25, 2011 5:23 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Testopel (testosterone) for : I am about to do my 4th treatment. I have used Androgel and injections, and nothing has worked like this. You have to give it at least 2 weeks after the treatment to see the full effect. It has really worked for me. My symptoms go away until about 2 weeks before my next treatment. That is the only issue.

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June 20, 2011 3:57 PM

Review by Studfinder:

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9.0

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: At age 55, I was placed on Testim gel (5 mg) once a day back in mid-December. Not sure what to expect, was concerned that there was no impact within the first month, but waited 2 months before evaluating. Good advice! First, I noticed more leg hair and beard growth. Greater interest in sex, including more daydreams and fantasies. Notice more muscle mass despite not working out my shoulders. After a half year, I can't imagine not having this in my life. The drug is being subsidized by the manufacturer for the first year. I don't know what I'll do then. I'd hate to give up this renewed interest in sex. No great emotional change. T levels are up. No erectile dysfunction too.

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June 16, 2011 11:30 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am 42 yo and have had no energy or ambition for the last 5-6 years. Had no clue that my testosterone may be low. Had it checked and it was 125 so went to see a Urologist who did more labwork and in one week it dropped to 88. Started me Androgel 5 daily and I cannot believe the difference it has already made. I feel alive again. I have my levels checked again tomorrow and I know they are higher. Every man should have their T checked. Low affects everything in your body.

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June 13, 2011 3:58 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I've tried Testim, shots, and now Axiron and find that Testim stuck to everything and shots are good, but lose potency near the end of the cycle. Axiron is messy and I can see how two pumps can get into one's system. It leaks everywhere until it dries, however, it seems to be better than the others.

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June 11, 2011 11:08 PM

Review by mustang1:

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10

For Hypogonadism, Male: I was diagnosed with hypogonadism (low testosterone) about ten years ago and started Androgel. I had no problem keeping my testosterone level in the normal range with the Androgel but it never made me feel better, i.e., no libido, low energy, depression. When I switched to Testosterone Cypionate it was like the sun came out. My libido came back as did my energy. I would recommend this to anyone with low testosterone and see what happens.

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June 4, 2011 4:22 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

Axiron (testosterone) for : Feel better after two weeks but the smell is objectionable. Takes multiple washings to remove from clothes. My wife has allergies to scents and the odor gives her a headache. She also feels aggressive just from the aroma. I have been extremely careful about avoiding contamination. One of our cats even goes nuts smelling my tee shirt.

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May 31, 2011 10:54 PM

Review by dave58:

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9.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: This is the most effective delivery system yet. In the past I have used 1) Testim - too smelly and left my upper arms full of acne and 2) Striant - somewhat effective but not as efficient in delivering the medicine into the bloodstream. I feel the difference with only 30 mg a day. I think Lilly has a winner here.

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