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What Is Testosterone Topical Solution Used For?

As the name implies, testosterone topical solution is used to increase the body's levels of testosterone. The drug is unique, in that it can treat low testosterone due to problems in either the testes or the brain. In some situations, a healthcare provider may prescribe this medication for an "off-label" use. For example, this product is occasionally used in women with low testosterone levels.

An Overview of Testosterone Topical Solution and Its Uses

Testosterone topical solution (Axiron®) is a prescription testosterone replacement medication. It is approved for treating low testosterone in men, which is caused by several different things. Normally, testosterone is produced when the testes are stimulated by certain hormone signals from glands in the brain. Low testosterone can occur due to problems in the brain or the testes.
Testosterone topical solution can treat low testosterone, whether the problem lies in the testes or the brain, because it does not rely on either the testes or the brain to increase testosterone levels.
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Decreased muscle mass and increased fat mass
  • Low sex drive (libido)
  • Problems with erectile function
  • Decreased bone strength
  • Depression.
Of course, a man could have all of these symptoms and still have normal testosterone levels, since most of these symptoms are relatively common. The only real way to diagnose low testosterone is by actually measuring testosterone levels in the blood.
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