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User Reviews for Testosterone

Also known as: AndroGel, Xyosted, Depo-Testosterone, Androderm, Testim, Aveed, Natesto, Testopel, Fortesta, Jatenzo, Striant, Vogelxo, Andro-Cyp 100, Andro-Cyp 200, Duratest, FIRST-Testosterone MC, Testopel Pellets, FIRST-Testosterone, Depotest, Delatest Everone Andro LA 200 Depandro 100 Durathate 200 Histerone Testro-LA Testo-100 …show all brand names

Testosterone has an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 from a total of 478 ratings on Drugs.com. 64% of those users who reviewed Testosterone reported a positive effect, while 18% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Testosterone reviews 7.2 478 reviews

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Reviews for Testosterone

CH March 3, 2021

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “My insurance company requires me to use this product vs my previous brand. I don’t like Testim’s sticky feel vs the other brand. It remains on the surface of the skin and when you perspire or you get it wet, it turns sticky all over again. Sadly, I don’t have much of a choice.”

2 / 10
Jdewey February 27, 2021

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “I used androgel for 3 years. My PSA fluctuated quite a bit and my doctor recommended I see a urologist regularly to make sure I didn’t develop prostate cancer. In general Androgel worked well for me. I had more energy and more sexual desire. Also, had more intense erections and ejaculations. Unfortunately, my S.O. couldn’t keep up with me and I started seeking other outlets for my sexual energy (lots of masturbation and porn). I eventually started seeing prostitutes. Finally, my urologist saw my PSA spike and thought she could detect prostate issues (maybe cancer). Prostate biopsy was negative, fortunately, but she recommended that I stop Androgel. My libido is much lower now and I have slowed down on the extracurricular sexual activity (no more prostitutes). I kind of miss the sexual intensity, but I don’t want to risk cancer.”

6 / 10
herb · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 22, 2021

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “this medications burns the skin badly”

2 / 10

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Dawg · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 15, 2021

Xyosted (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “Started out with 1 packet a day, but little change, 2 packets/day but still under 3, then a third packet and still under 3. The injections of 100mg raised my testosterone to about 4.5. This helped but I didn’t have the performance I was looking for.”

6 / 10
Dr. Doosh January 10, 2021

For Hypogonadism, Male: “I started with the testosterone HRT 3 months ago. 100 mg testosterone cypionate every 7 days. So far, no noticable effects. Dr. Has blood work every 6 weeks. Last test, my total T was what she said, "borderline high" and adjusted my dose to 75 mg. I don't feel any different. I still am tired all the time, no sex drive, no increase in energy or improve mood. Very frustrated, this medication was my last resort to feel better and improve my sex life and motivation. I am 42 years old. Clean diet, lift weights and 30 min of cardio exercise 5 days a week. No smoking and quit all alcohol 2 years ago. Limit caffeine. What gives? Everyone I talk to that takes the testosterone injections say their life improve dramatically. They lose the weight, have the sex again, and motivation for life to get things done. I can barely get out of bed! I just want to have the sex again and not feel tired all the time! I think this testosterone is not actually testosterone but probably fake!”

1 / 10
Schmed · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 6, 2021

Aveed (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “I CRASH at 8 weeks and Aveed NEVER lasts 10 weeks and my doctor refuses to give me a topical to help me get by that 2 week crash until my next shot, seriously thinking about going back to topical, horrible feeling for 2 weeks between every shot.”

4 / 10
Beau · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 24, 2020

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “Testim worked for me until I got on Medicare and insurance would not cover it. The smell was unnoticeable to me, but every woman really liked it. Some men also. Wish I could get a bottle of the fragrance.”

10 / 10

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J December 1, 2020

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “Been using Testim for almost a month and I feel no difference at all. I take 1 tube a day and don't feel nothing. The injections worked way better but don't like to take a injection every week.”

1 / 10
Andy the Gentle Giant · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 24, 2020

For Hypogonadism, Male: “I'm 51 and have been prescribed various testosterone medications since the age of 14. I currently use Testogel - a gel that comes in a pump. The gel is rubbed in the upper arms every morning. I'm pleased and surprised of its effect. Good libido and sexual functionality. And more than any other medication I've tried, drastically increased sexual thoughts most days. Energy levels are good, as is my mood most days.”

9 / 10
Leonard · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 23, 2020

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “I've suffered from neck pain for several years & having tried numerous treatments I ended up on Codeine which I've been taking up to 150mg per day. Later I was diagnosed with osteoporosis & subsequently hypogonadism for which I was prescibed testosterone replacement in the form of Testogel. A surprising effect for me was that after 3 to 4 weeks my neck pain reduced considerably and I was able to cut my Codeine intake by 2 thirds! Following research I discovered that prolonged opioid usage does indeed reduce testosterone levels. Now, after a couple of months of testosterone replacement I feel transformed. I have more energy, I sleep better, my general mood is far more positive, my libido has noticeably increased & best of all, 10 years of debilitating neck pain has all but gone. I have only one regret and that is I wish I'd have started this treatment long ago.”

9 / 10
47 old male · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 2, 2020

Testopel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “Testopel is a real pain in the ass after insertion. Soreness for a whole week in ass cheek. That being said it really helps with my mood and the way I feel about myself. More energy . Helps me put on some weight as I'm kind of skinny. Seems to me it takes a little longer than injections to start feeling good. Overall good experience with it.”

8 / 10
Johnny On The Spot August 24, 2020

Testopel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “I am now 41. I was first Diagnosed with Low T when I was 35. I had no sex drive, no morning erections, trouble keeping erections, etc. I was on the injections for about 5 years. Much like the others, it worked but the constant ups and down was annoying. The weekly visits to the Dr was also becoming an issue. I went to a new urologist after moving, and he suggested Testopel. I didn’t think my insurance covered it, but they do. I just had my 3rd insertion last week. I am an advocate. I love this stuff. I have not felt this consistently good since I was a teenager. My libido is back and I have more energy that I sometimes know what to do with. I vote “YES””

9 / 10
Devon · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 21, 2020

AndroGel (testosterone): “Hi I'm Transgender male and I've been using Androgel after taking Testosterone injection and Patch and I've been very happy with the gel. It's very convenient, dries quickly and my levels are always the same. And except for a little anger once in a while it works like a charm if you get the good dosage. My beard appears more quickly than with the shots. I recommend Androgel to any FTM who's scared of trying. Cost is incredibly high without insurance but it is worth it if you have fear of needles or anxiety !”

8 / 10
JD · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 13, 2020

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “I went in 16 months ago and asked my DR. for help, he referred me to another Dr. specializing in hormones. She had my blood tested and my T level came back at 90. It was upsetting to know I had been living like this for over 5 years without knowing what was wrong. I started on shots every 3 weeks. That went well for a full year at which point my Dr. put me on gel, 4 months ago. I emailed her and told her it simply wasn't working and she had me tested again and my level was 88! I'm now going to 4 pumps a day and I really hope this works for me as it's been REALLY disappointing so far. I would be ecstatic to have a level of 2-300. I'm only 46 so I'm really hoping I can find a long term solution. Surprisingly I still work 50 hours a week, I work out daily and I'm extremely active, I can only imagine what life would be like again with normal T levels.”

1 / 10
AZ JJ July 26, 2020

For Hypogonadism, Male: “I began testosteron replacement therapy (TRT) with test-Cypionate 4 weeks ago... (100mg/wk, injecting MWF split doses). The last few weeks, I have been feeling really lousy in the AM, especially following days I inject and for most of the morning. I feel better after I eat but still a little shaky. I am starting to suspect the testosterone is crashing my blood sugar, and I had been eating nothing or very little for dinner. I will start testing my blood sugar in the morning. If any of you feel crummy while on TRT then test your blood sugar levels. I hope this is it - if not, I'll quit TRT as it is not worth the really sick feelings!”

Nate · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 11, 2020

Natesto (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “It takes couple times to get used to Natesto but it works great once you get the hang of it. Not completely comfortable but definitely works.”

10 / 10
Oli · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 2, 2020

Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “After using Androgel for 5 years, my body stopped responding to it. We switched to Androderm and it works perfectly. I finally feel like every other 25 years old guys, I have a normal appetite and I feel well rested in the morning. The only downside to it are the intense skin rashes, they itch and burn like crazy, my skin is swollen and red with occasional blisters but it's manageable.”

9 / 10
JV0104 May 25, 2020

Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “I started on TRT with a T-level of 270, and after two months and a half using Androderm 4 mg it went up to 527. However, after month and a half of using the patches it started to produce skin reactions, which has become stronger and stronger. In the beginning, the first month, it was just producing a very mild irritation which would be gone within 1-2 days. However, later it started to produce a rash and very irritated red "bumps", sort of an allergic dermatitis, in the skin despite the fact I rotate the application places of the patches. Some of the red bumps take about two weeks to go and they left a mild dark spot in the skin (I hope the skin comes back to its normal color). Another downside of the patches is the quality of the adhesive. In my first month, about 12 of the patches came with a really bad adhesive, which could fall within 5-6 hours or less. This is unacceptable for taking into account that the full retail price is about 600-700 US$ per month.”

5 / 10
Pokemon_Trainer May 10, 2020

Testim (testosterone): “Gender Dysphoria (Transgender FTM) Compared to the other brand of testosterone I have been on (Testogel) this Testim brand testosterone is awful. As someone with gender dysphoria who takes Testosterone to get masculine traits, it's extremely frustrating to use Testim, because it STINKS like the perfume an elderly lady would wear. It reminds me of the stench of my 90 year old neighbour, and the smell doesn't fade - it lasts all day & makes me feel sick. The other negative thing is that as soon as you put it on your skin and rub it in, it comes off in sticky clumps, like when you have glue on your hands and you rub them together and get sticky bits of glue falling off, so it's questionable just how much of the gel I am absorbing. Plus, it stays oily and sticky on your skin for hours, and is not good for your t-shirt at all. It makes my skin feel terrible when I sweat & gives me bad acne. I wish I could go back to my Testogel brand of testosterone, but for whatever reason my prescription is now for this instead... :-(”

1 / 10
JT March 11, 2020

Testopel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “I was previously on the weakly shots to address my low T - I didn't care for it. Too much up and down in a short period of time. I went to Testopel 10 years. I have it twice a year (every 6 months), 16 pellets. it's addressed my low T, but it does have side effects. my muscle mass and weight have soared (I'm 20 pounds heavier in 10 years) - I went up a couple of clothes sizes. You generally do not lose weight on testopel unless you are overweight to start with. My whole body is different with muscle mass. but my weight follows my T cycle. I lose 6-10 pounds in my last two months before my next testopel insertion, but then gain it all back 1-3 months in. Literally my weight mirrors my T levels - a bell curve. the procedure is not fun - deep muscle shots to numb you up and then the side of my butt they did it on hurts like hell for about a week - but at this point, it's still for me the best option”

8 / 10
Londa February 8, 2020

For Hypogonadism, Male: “I am 51. I had no libido and absolutely nothing could arouse me. This caused me so much anxiety in my marriage. I get testosterone pellets and now my body works! I'm so happy and I can feel the benefits of sex again. I have to go to a hormone “side” doctor who would do this for me. Regular doctors don't understand . You have to see a bio identical hormone doctor.”

10 / 10
Tom · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 29, 2020

Testopel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “Took shots for years kept my level at about 1000. Everything great. I thought I would do the pellets for convenience and consistency. It is consistent but my levels come back at 600 now, no drive, weak erections. Weight gain. Never had a problem before. Took a shot yesterday woke up hard. Feel better. My advice? If the shots are working don't mess it up”

1 / 10
PJ December 30, 2019

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “Due to Dr. Recommendation I stops injection testosterone and did 2 packets of 1.62% Androgel after 6 weeks, I had zero energy. I went from a low testosterone level 295 at the same start to a staggering 95 in these 6 weeks.”

1 / 10
Gazza11 · Taken for less than 1 month December 26, 2019

For Hypogonadism, Male: “UK user. Experienced ED, fatigue and many small, vague health issues for around 5 years since I reached 50 years old. Been on testosterone 4 weeks now and the results have been astonishing. Libido is rocketing and I am looking at women again like a man should. ED has now gone completely. I noticed a difference around day 5 and it’s just got better and better. I’ve also increased in size! Stopped antidepressants and feel great, much more active, not tired anymore. Sleeping well with vivid dreams. I do take Zinc and vitamin D supplements as well. I was told these helped convert T into free roaming T which it what we are looking for. I had already been doing this for about a year already but I guess I didn’t have enough T to convert to start with!”

10 / 10
jkh · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 11, 2019

Testopel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: “Started TRT in my early 40's. Creams worthless, injections worked but every week with the wave of ups and downs? Started testopel several years ago. Love it! I get 15-16 pellets every 90 days. My insurance covers so that's a big bonus. Nothing else gave me the increases to my levels and the consistency. Yes the incision is sore for a few days and bruises. Yes, over time it's creating scar tissue that only my wife sees. However, my quality of life is so greatly improved these are minor things. My natural levels are around 200. With Testopel I get into the 800's.”

10 / 10

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