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If you have low testosterone levels, the medicine your healthcare provider recommends will depend on your personal preference, cost and insurance coverage, and various other factors. Medications used for treating low testosterone levels come in a variety of forms, such as patches, skin products, tablets, and injections. Talk to your healthcare provider about which product is most appropriate for your particular situation.
An Overview of Medications for Low TestosteroneLow testosterone is usually treated with testosterone replacement therapy. The exact medicines recommended will depend on several factors, including:
- Personal preferences (such as injections versus patches)
- Cost and insurance coverage
- The particular medical condition being treated (not all products are approved for every use)
- Other treatments that have been tried
- Other medical conditions a person has.
Approved Testosterone MedicationsListed below are the testosterone replacement medications available and approved for use in the United States:
- Androderm® (testosterone patch)
- AndroGel® (testosterone gel)
- Axiron® (testosterone topical solution)
- Delatestryl® (testosterone enanthate injection)
- Depo®-Testosterone (testosterone cypionate injection)
- Fortesta® (testosterone gel)
- Methitest® (methyltestosterone tablets)
- Striant® (testosterone buccal tablet)
- Testim® (testosterone gel)
- Testopel® (testosterone pellets)
- Testred® (methyltestosterone capsules).