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Also known as: Andro LA 200, Andro-Cyp 100, Andro-Cyp 200, Androderm, AndroGel, Aveed, Axiron, Delatest, Delatestryl, Depandro 100, Depo-Testosterone, Depotest, Duratest, Durathate 200, Everone, FIRST-Testosterone, FIRST-Testosterone MC, Fortesta, Histerone, Meditest, Natesto, Striant, Testamone-100, Testim, Testo-100, Testoderm, Testolin, Testopel, Testopel Pellets, Testro, Testro AQ, Testro-LA, Virilon IM, Vogelxo …show all brand names

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7.3/10 Average Rating

395 Ratings with 402 User Reviews

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Reviews for Testosterone to treat Hypogonadism, Male

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Depo-Testosterone (testosterone): "Need the right DR."

   
8.0

Mike T in Maine (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 15, 2017

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"I'm a 57-year-old man and it has helped me tremendously"

Voodoo 1 October 8, 2017

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Testim (testosterone): "My husband was prescribed this medication since insurance won't cover Androgel. It literally smells like dead animal. Anyone who says women love this stuff is delusional. It makes both of us gag."

   
1.0

MyraMainz (taken for less than 1 month) September 19, 2017

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AndroGel (testosterone): "I've been using Androgel (2 pumps per day) for about 3 weeks now. My energy level and sex drive is a lot better. In a better mood also. I haven't had any side effects yet nor have I gotten any blood work done either. I am 46 with total testosterone level at the low 300 level. Dr. thought this would help. So far so good... I'm very lucky to have insurance coverage and my copay is $40 month"

   
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Anonymous August 21, 2017

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AndroGel (testosterone): "My testosterone wad 153 and on the second test was 125. The doctor started me on two pumps a day and after 90 day it. Was 194. The only change was my atomic hot flashes had stopped. They were really bad and after the flash I would freeze in my soaked clothes. So now it has changed to bad night sweats. I do not feel the heat but wake up covered in sweat. I now use four pumps a day and it has been a week. I know I have to be patient, but if two pumps increased the reading by less than 70 I do not see that four pumps will bring me above 300. I have chronic pain and have to use a lot of opioids every day. This likely caused the problem and continues to fight the testosterone. My pain doctor told me I need to get on with my life as much as possible "

   
2.0

Kingbuba (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 14, 2017

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Natesto (testosterone): "I have been to the Low T center having to schedule every two weeks with the pain, and the feeling good for 2-3 days and then going back down. YoYo moods! I then switched to Bio-T pellet treatment. The nice part is that you only have to do it every 5 months or so. The bad part is that it is a minor surgery. I achieved my desired levels and more, but I was just too uncomfortable have an incision every 5 months with the inherent risks of infection and dealing with removing the stich every time. I decided to go to the topical gel and as other comments mentioned was a pain dealing with hugging my spouse and children, and dealing with my shirt sticking to my chest. I was prescribed but couldn't give my self the injection.. Natesto Rocks!"

   
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46 Year old male August 9, 2017

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Testim (testosterone): "Was diagnosed May 2015 w/ low-T (195) and hi cholesterol, age 56. Dr. thought testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) would help cholesterol. Maybe it did (I credit a statin more), but the difference is libido & alertness--I feel stronger. My ins. would cover Testim only, & it's fine (wife loves smell). It took 2 months for real differences in libido & other positive sexual aspects. I didn't THINK I had sexual issues. But after, libido & turgidity are way up--and still, 2 years later (sleep erections like teen yrs!). Wife happy. T now in 400s, 1 tube/day. Dr. tests each 3-6 months for side effects such as PSA, estradiol, hermatocrit). Androgel is easy to put on but Testim is OK; I rub it into skin hard, and I use plastic bags as gloves. I give blood to keep hermatocrit down."

Fred S. Railecks (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 3, 2017

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Testim (testosterone): "My insurance no longer covers the preferred Androgel (ugh!) so I ended up with this. The medication smells like a cross between cheap "old man" cologne and ant and roach killing spray. I used it one time in the morning before work and the smell lingered in our home for the better part of the day. The offensive smell is embedded in my clothing and has now permeated the closet. The odor is bad enough, but it also makes my wife cough violently and impacts her breathing. The physician is looking for an alternative as this is an unacceptable side effect. JUST SAY NO to this drug. It will disrupt your entire household."

   
1.0

Joe5765 July 1, 2017

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Axiron (testosterone): "I tried the shots , my wife grew weary of giving me the injections in my butt cheeks and my body didn't absorb them very well not to mention sometimes you get a dull batch of needles OUCH!! I tried the rub on gel packs they are weak and didn't work as advertised. AXIRON WORKS I noticed the effects almost immediately, I feel better, My mental state improved , my erections improved, my sex drive increased, I did experience some irritation under my pits but the symptom gradually got better and it wasn't annoying enough to make me stop using a product... The only product that WORKS! If you have low T give this medicine a try. It is expensive but worth it. I am going to try and find a coupon from the manufacturer to offset the price."

   
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LeeCjr. June 29, 2017

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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. "

   
1.0

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."

   
3.0

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!!!"

   
1.0

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
9.0

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.."

   
1.0

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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