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Testim Rating Summary

6.4/10 Average Rating

88 Ratings with 92 User Reviews

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Reviews for Testim to treat Hypogonadism, Male

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"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."

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

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"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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"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."

   
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Joe5765 July 1, 2017

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"I tried Testim samples and found its fragrance revolting and it did not dissipate through the day. I cannot imagine smelling as if I applied cologne every day of my life. And I really ripped into the manufacturer's stupidity on their website. One thing any man with hypogonadism wants is for no one but his doctor and lover to know he has hypogonadism. Walking around with the same strong scent everyday would be odd in an office environment and no doubt someone would ask what the cologne name is. It is so thoughtless."

   
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Horse With No Name (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2016

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"I had abnormally lot T readings, 199, 225 and 249, went on Androgel Brand name therapy, within a month, subsequent readings over 400, last reading was 76, and the only difference is that I was swiched to a generic brand, Perrigo, from Israel."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 22, 2016

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"Just 3 days in on using Testim and with all the negative reviews I was worried. The application process is not a big deal to me and while sticky it drys quickly and my shirts don't stick. My wife noticed the smell but thought it smelled manly and no one else has commented yet. I barely notice it even having asthma. Reallly no apparent changes yet but today I had an itch on the side of my penis and started scratching it and almost in no time I was semi erect so I guess that's a good first step. My Urologist told me to expect changes after 5-6 days so we'll see."

   
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Skeetman (taken for less than 1 month) July 15, 2016

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"this is a real scam ! it not work !"

   
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kethouse (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2016

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"I have been using testim for 6 years now due to endocrine induced low testosterone count. Overall it has increased my libido and the smell is great to women. I take half tube per day (about 25mg). However, I experience joint pain all the time notably on my fingers obviously used to rub the stuff on my shoulders. I also feel pain under my feet. Getting up and trying to walk in the morning is a struggle. The symptoms disappear after 15-20 minutes. And the joint pain is less noticeable in summer when it's warmer. Last year I slipped and fell on my shoulder resulting in a comminuted fracture. I'm worried testim might be causing osteoporosis. My endocrinologist and Dr are aware of my symptoms but haven't offered any explanation to date."

   
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Yayostyle July 4, 2016

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"Androgel gave me a rash and my doctor prescribed this to me. I am supposed to apply 2 tubes but this is simple disgusting. It has a very strong sweet odor that never leaves your body. I absolutely hate it, everywhere I go I reek of this smell. Not sure what genius thought of this idea that something that has to be applied by millions people is supposed to have a fragrance. Secondly and this is bad too, it's disgusting to put on compared to androgel. It's more sticky / oily and never fully gets in the skin. I keep rubbing it for 10 minutes and still the outer layer of my skin is greasy and it never dries. It will probably work but I am going back on injections as I can't get over the smell / substance issues."

   
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DonnieDP (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2016

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"I've done well on Testim. Energy and mood levels up. Really helps in the gym, too. Lifting weights enhances the effect, probably because lifting helps augment T. Many women love the smell. I get lots of comments about it. In fact, it's pretty funny."

   
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Eddie St J (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 23, 2016

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"Was forced to use Testim gel as my new insurance would not cover Fortesta or Androgel. This stuff is disgusting. NEVER completely dries...If I apply in the morning, even after an hour wait, my shirt sticks to me like glue. If I apply at night, MY SHEETS STICK TO ME. Smells terrible, extremely difficult to apply (comes in small metal tubes and nearly impossible to get it all out) and worst of all, did not raise my testosterone levels significantly. I dreaded applying this."

   
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stickyone (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 6, 2016

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"Started using this less than a week ago. I've done test inj in the past and worked out and got dramatic results. Now that I'm older (48), my test is low, 208, my Dr prescribed Androgel, but insurance only covers Testim. Personally, I think it smells like Lysol. I am feeling better but hate the application process and the stickiness off my skin afterward. If my levels don't bump up on my next round of blood tests, I'm going to go to a urologist and see about getting the pellets put in."

   
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jbrown9999 April 10, 2016

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"The stinking smell! Ugh. After I apply this gel (which for me dries quickly), I smell like I have women's perfume on all day. The smell does not diminish. I mean what are they thinking? You make a product for men with low T and then some genius in the lab decides to add a feminine scent to it? I am sure they are having a good laugh over that one. That said, beside the Chanel No. 5 scent, I do feel better after taking it now for two weeks. I have not had labs done yet, but I have noticed a change. I am going to try and change to something else, however, my insurance company made me jump through hoops to get it, but I just can't stand the smell."

   
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WillnFLA April 5, 2016

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"Was reluctant to use Testim after all the negative reviews. Worst part is trying to get all out of the tube. Bought a tube key and this helps. No smell, drys before I finish shaving and brushing my teeth. Energy level is up along with sex drive. Will see next month after blood test if need to up amount."

gravity003 October 25, 2015

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"Was good for me but not good enough. I switched to Nebido which is great. "

   
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Anonymous August 16, 2015

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"First day using Testim. Insurance made me change from andrgel pump bottle. The smell in testim is so strong and noxious i had an allergic asthmatic reaction. I'm wheezy and have a massive headache from it. Why does anything medical need to be made with a scent? Lots of people have scent allergies."

   
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Allergic to scents July 25, 2015

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