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If you have low testosterone levels, you may benefit from the testosterone patch. Using this patch on a daily basis can help replace low levels of testosterone due to various causes. On occasion, healthcare providers may also recommend "off-label" uses for the patches, such as treating delayed puberty in males and certain types of breast cancer in women.
An Overview of Uses for the Testosterone PatchThe testosterone patch (Androderm®) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Androgens are male sex hormones. The testosterone patch is approved as a testosterone replacement treatment in men with low testosterone levels, also known as testosterone deficiency. It comes in the form of a patch that is applied to the skin and changed once a day.
- Low libido (sex drive)
- Impotence (erectile dysfunction, or ED)
- Fatigue and low energy
- Decreased muscle mass.
- Genetic abnormalities
- Surgical removal of the testicles
- Injury to the testicles.