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Also known as: Andro LA 200, Andro-Cyp 100, Andro-Cyp 200, Androderm, AndroGel, AndroGel 1.25 g Packets, AndroGel 2.5 g Packets, AndroGel Pump, Aveed, Axiron, Delatest, Delatestryl, Depandro 100, Depo-Testosterone, Depotest, ...show all 36 brand names

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7.4/10 Average Rating

387 Ratings with 393 User Reviews

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Reviews for Testosterone to treat Hypogonadism, Male

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Testim (testosterone): "I'm an athletic male in 40s. Was prescribed testim for low testosterone (50 MG tube). Use 1 tube in morning. Wet, it smells like rubbing alcohol with some baby powder. I can't notice smell after it dries. At times, it does feel sticky when hot outside, & feels like I have a sheet of saran wrap on my back, causing sweating. It has increased my libido. First 2-3 weeks made me more volatile (Took 2 Hyland Calms pills daily & that helped chill me out) but that has subsided. Abt week 5, some days my libido hight a real high for my wife. That's calmed but libido is higher than pre-testim. My wife loves the smell, especially when she's ovulating. Has been great for sex life. helps calm hunger too"

Rharredo (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 16, 2017

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Testim (testosterone): "My insurance company had me switch from Androgel to Testim. Androgel has no odor and dries quickly whereas Testim has a stinky odor and my clothes stick to it. The odor smells like old man cologne and stinks up my clothes closet. With both products, I have used food service gloves so that I don't have to wash it off my hands and neither product seems to stick to the gloves. The gloves are cheap. Both products have copay programs that eliminate your copay. I may eventually switch to shots as those are cheap even without insurance covering them."

J47 (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 10, 2017

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"Low "T" 99 - where do I begin... Their offices in Bellevue, Seattle, Tacoma and Portland are strategically located in commercial medical complexes and both their web presence and office locations lend the impression of professionalism. But don't let that fool you! This clinic is anything but. After the initial consult, providing all my pertinent information including billing and shipping addresses they screwed up and shipped my first months prescription to my billing address in Portland, OR even though I specifically provided a Seattle address for the medication. "

   
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AnonymousUser1111 (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 16, 2017

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Testim (testosterone): "I was prescribed Testim once in error and now again for a second time. The first time it had moderate effect on my t levels; unfortunately my prescription plan considers 2 tubes /day adequate. In addition, it is very difficult to apply, and difficult to bear on your skin. Goes on sticky and stays sticky; your clothes will stick to your body. The metal tubes make it difficult if not impossible to apply all of the gel. Worse, it is difficult to remove even the next day in the shower. I actually had to use dishwashing liquid."

   
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mike1023 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 6, 2017

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AndroGel (testosterone): "I am 33 was tested and had low t my results were 39 which is extremely low. I started on androgel 1.62 two pumps made me very aggressive and I would snap and get angry so I went to 1 pump in the morning my sex drive went through the roof :) . After 6 wks I was tested the results were 432 that was exciting I also gained 15pounds I use to weigh 140 now I'm staying between 150-156 I am stronger more energy can think better but I do have my days that suck it's all part of the test now not everyone is going to have results like mine so keep trying to find what it is that works also if your eating poorly that maybe the reason also try to eat healthy and workout"

   
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Maynardsview May 3, 2017

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Fortesta (testosterone): "This is an update from an earlier post. 4 pumps works so well my doctor is backing me off to 3 pumps. I have found Fortesta works for me better than the generic that my pharmacy was giving me. Changed pharmacies and got the name brand-generics just don't seem to do it for me. I found some decent information on YouTube about weight loss while on testosterone and a couple of people pointed out that if you are overweight before starting TRT, you may end up also producing estrogen and not be able to lose weight. This did happen to me and being almost 50 has forced me to change my diet. Finally started losing weight and my free test numbers have gone through the roof. I am surprised at how much information is available. Not from doctors..."

   
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Airtexaco (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 8, 2017

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Testim (testosterone): "Tried Nebido but I felt sick from it so I moved back to Testim and got stable levels, makes me feel fantastic. Its sticky for a few minutes but keep on rubbing and you will be ok, have in mind how much work women have to do with makeup and everything will feel better. The smell is not great to men but fertile women love it, there estrogen will attract to the pheromone included in testim called Pentadecalactone. I get sooo many women from the smell alone. I use one testim per day and one testogel, the Pentadecalactone will help to absorb it but the smell of two is a bit much so I use one of each."

   
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Mr Turbo March 27, 2017

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AndroGel (testosterone): "This never worked for me, not even a little. It might have been a placebo. Testin works GREAT!!!"

   
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ArtNM (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 4, 2017

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Natesto (testosterone): "I'm a 48 year old hypogonadism male that self injected for 5 plus years and hated it. The only reason I did it was to avoid the transference of the gels to my kids and fiance. I was offered Natesto and was sceptical of the 3 times a day thing, but to be honest it literally takes a couple seconds and I get an energy boost every time I take it. My fiance is a little younger than I am so on date nights (concerts specifically) I'll take my third dose later and it's like a shot of espresso. This had been a life changer for me. I would feel good for a couple days with the shots then I could feel the come down. With the Natesto I feel even all the time and I have my workout energy back. There's a little learning curve to applying in the nose."

   
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OldSkullMan February 22, 2017

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AndroGel (testosterone): "38 years old. I took Androgel 5mg /day for 7 months with no, or very few results. I went up to 7,5mg/day for a month with the same effect. The testosterone level is still very low. My doctor asked me to try Natesto for a month, we'll see from there !"

   
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Anonymous February 6, 2017

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"I had low sex drive, painful joints, low energy, could not get an erection, and just felt like a 100 year old man. I got my testosterone checked and it was really low. I was prescribed 200 mg of testosterone and felt worse. After researching and talking to some people who had the same problem in the real world, they explain in detail that my body was naturally producing more testostrone naturally than I was getting through these shots. I lifted hard through my failing body and always did a high volume squat program. I read all the old Russian training journals and they concluded that without a doubt that a high volume extremely hard squat program produced way more testosterone than I was recieving from this treatment.testy atrophy"

   
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Duger (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 5, 2017

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Axiron (testosterone): "I started using Axiron 5 years ago. I didn't feel like myself. (I'm SUPER intense by nature). I saw my Dr and he gave me sample of Axiron. The affect was immediate. My energy levels skyrocketed and so did the hardness of my penis. My wife only complains now because I'm "like a 16 year old boy". BTW..I'm 45. Axiron has truly changed my life for the better."

   
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The Whiteman (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 30, 2017

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Axiron (testosterone): "I have had great results with Axiron. My levels were at 320 and now at between 800-900 . I apply 60 MG of Axiron wait five minutes and then spray on the powdered Right Guard after the Axiron dry's. They recommend applying deodorant first but it is a lot of mess to clean up the deodorant of of the applicator."

   
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Frederick 252122 January 28, 2017

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AndroGel (testosterone): "I have been on the medicine just about 3 years now, and it has really turned my life around - I am 47. I use the minimum dose. T went from 150 -> 700 after just 6 months - maintains there regularly. One thing I do to help it work better is apply lotion 1 hour after using it every day. Turns out JAMA had an article that showed applying lotion or suntan lotion increased efficacy of absorption by 14-18%. I suggest this for those who are not getting desirable results. I get blood tested every 6 months - which is good, in my opinion."

   
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47 year old male (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 26, 2017

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".. did booster my T to 800 , but not a genuine feeling from it. it sort of elevating aggression impacted areas, aggressive sex, aggressive mood , aggression in the morning, aggressive dreams aggressive energy. It is not relaxing me it is elevation anxiety level. I am taking shots for first 3 days after each shot are terrible moody aggression. I say it is not for me.."

   
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bobik (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 3, 2017

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Testim (testosterone): "Truthfully my t-levels were around 150 for a longtime, I am a 38 yr old male. I started on on testim about 4 1/2 months ago. I use one tube a day and it is applied each morning after my shower. After 2 months my levels went up to about 265 and truthfully I have much more energy, way more than I thought I was going to get. I have decided to stay at the same dose as I feel better so why change and increase it. Now when it comes to applying it, I use half a tube on each shoulder *one shoulder at a time* and rub for about 2 minutes until left slightly sticky. When finished I wash my hands thoroughly twice. *SMELL* it is a alcohol smell and is strong when applying it but smell is gone by the time you are dressed and ready to go about your day."

   
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Griffinsane December 21, 2016

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Testim (testosterone): "This stuff smells disgusting. I gave up after two days. What kind of idiots would want their product to smell like this ??? If you've got stock in this company sell it quickly."

   
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Tommy Testes (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2016

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Testim (testosterone): "I don't understand how any man cannot like Testim Absorbs better that any other gel I have tried. Woman LOVE the smell. I can be grocery shopping and a woman will pass by and say "What is the cologne you have on!" and her eyes are bugging out of her head. The smell turns them on! Men don't notice. I like that!"

   
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Mikda December 7, 2016

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Axiron (testosterone): "OK guys, time-out! I never thought I'd come to the defense of a consumer product, much less one that costs such an obscene amount of money, but: 1. There are a lot of guys on here complaining they had low testosterone (Low T) and giving their numbers before treatment. A large portion of them say Axiron took their numbers up into the 500 range. THIS IS WHAT THE DRUG IS SUPPOSED TO DO! If you're roughly between 348-1000, you're back to normal. Axiron worked. The fact that you still feel tired, or fatigued, or depressed is most likely due to other issues. I think there are too many guys on here expecting to take this drug and it turn them into the Hulk, make them happy all the time, and provide for them sex whenever they want it."

   
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KYBuck (taken for less than 1 month) December 3, 2016

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AndroGel (testosterone): "I am 66 and used Androgel in the past for about 4 years, max dose (4 pumps), with T around 450. Then med was dropped from formulary; I switched to Fortesta. Doc started me on max dose (7 pumps; has different concentration) but had to decrease to just 2 pumps to get acceptable T level (7 pumps Fortesta gave T of 3,500!). The formulary changed again and I'm back on Androgel 1.62% for nearly a year, max dose of 4 pumps, but T now only 175. This new stuff smells and feels different than the Androgel I was on before and is made in Mexico which makes me suspect improper manufacturing or storage. Am definitely not pleased with this product now, and wonder what I'm actually using. Will ask Doc about applying to thighs where I used Fortesta."

   
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Michael1950 (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 2, 2016

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Testim (testosterone): "34 YOM Began 1 tube of generic testim 6 months ago for T levels around 100, insurance would not cover pump. After approx 1 week, I broke out in a rash, however kept using and after 1-2 weeks, rash cleared up. Yes, it is a process to apply it in the morning, albeit a maybe 5 minute process. The best advice is to USE rubber medical gloves to apply, otherwise it is a complete mess to clean up, and USE a metal tube key to get the last 25% out of the tube. Rub it on until it begins drying,(30 seconds maybe) wait a couple minutes to put a t shirt on, and do your thing. I haven't noticed really any smell at all, certainly not bothersome. I do not have recent lab results, so I will not attest to its efficacy,I just want to share my tips."

   
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Mike is great November 23, 2016

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AndroGel (testosterone): "I took Axiron for a year or 2. My T level was 680 on my last test. After taking Androgel 1.62 for 9 months, my T level is now 189. My doctor is asking me to double up (4 pumps instead of 2). I am very disappointed in the effectiveness of Androgel 1.62 and also concerned with any side effects that might accompany doubling my dose. Any comment?"

   
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DougB (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 9, 2016

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AndroGel (testosterone): "45 years old. Original test 160. Two pumps of 1.62 a day retested after 2 months tested 492."

   
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Cam45 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 31, 2016

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Testim (testosterone): "2 tubes a day raised me over 1000 from 262. Way too high. Now on 1.5 tubes. It works IF YOU APPLY IT CORRECTLY. I'm laughing at all these guys that say it doesn't dry. Try following the instructions of rubbing it in until it dries folks. Like literally it takes 30 seconds. It is NOT a self drying gel like Androgel. Yikes man! As for the smell? It's added. Other reviewers are incorrect. It's on their website. Do some research. It's not the T gel it's the cologne with pheromones they add to it. As for what it smells like? Awesome. I've had woman after woman tell me I smell awesome. I don't know what's wrong with these guys who DONT want to smell sexy."

   
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Don't believe these reviews. (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 20, 2016

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AndroGel (testosterone): "After using 2 pumps per day for 4 months total testosterone levels dropped from 224 to 174. Worthless product."

   
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LwsEge (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 6, 2016

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