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How do you get testosterone replacement therapy?

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TRT comes in several different forms:

  • Patches
  • Gels you rub into your skin daily
  • Buccal patches (that you put on your upper gum)
  • Injections, anywhere from 2 to 10 weeks apart
  • Pellets your doctor puts under your skin every 3-6 months

SOURCES:

Urology Care Foundation: "Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)."

Bassil, N. , June 22, 2009. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

McGill, J. , November 2012. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Endocrine Society: "Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men with Androgen Deficiency Syndromes."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Urology Care Foundation: "Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)."

Bassil, N. , June 22, 2009. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

McGill, J. , November 2012. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Endocrine Society: "Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men with Androgen Deficiency Syndromes."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

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