Testosterone Replacement

What is Testosterone Replacement?

Testosterone replacement is used to treat low levels of testosterone in men or to stimulate puberty in cases where it is delayed. Testosterone deficiency can result in a number of symptoms including decreased sexual desire, tiredness, depression, decreased male characteristics, and brittle bones.

Methods for testosterone replacement include using patches, using injections, using gels, and taking medication. A common drug class used for testosterone replacement is the androgens drug class.

Savings Tips for Testosterone Replacement

  • Is Testosterone Replacement Good or Bad?

    February 04, 2014

    The news flash many folks saw recently was that testosterone replacement caused a 35% increase risk of heart attack. Given results of this and another recent study, the FDA has stepped in to investigate. If you are a man on testosterone replacement do you need to worry?

    The FDA is currently evaluating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in male patients taking FDA-approved testosterone products. See More

  • 50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

    October 29, 2013

    For  many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

    What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

    Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

  • Testosterone Replacement: Options for Treatment Have Just Gotten Better

    May 30, 2012

    The first thing to understand about testosterone replacement is that oral testosterone (pills taken by mouth) doesn’t really work because it is broken down so quickly by the liver. The solution to this problem involves patches, gels and shots. Here are your options, with some new players in the game:

    1. Testosterone patches: Androderm patches are meant to be worn on the arm or torso. Androderm patches deliver approximately 5 mg of testosterone per 24 hours and results in normal testosterone levels in the majority of hypogonadal men. See More

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Popular Testosterone Replacement Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Depo-Testosterone
(testosterone cypionate)
Androgens 48 See Prices
Androgel Androgens 412 See Prices
Axiron Androgens 424 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Testosterone Replacement Drug Classes

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