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TRT Treatment Methods

Testosterone replacement therapy doctor

Testosterone Gel

Topical testosterone gels and creams are a common form of TRT, along with injections and patches. Gels allow men to avoid the hassle of buying needles and the discomfort of regular injections.

Depending on your needs, your doctor may prescribe you testosterone injections, patches, or one of a variety of prescription testosterone cream or gel. Common names of topical testosterone replacement medications are:

  • Androgel
  • Testim
  • Fortesta
  • Axiron
  • Natesto (applied inside your nose)

Testosterone Injections

Injectable testosterone is one of the most common forms of testosterone replacement therapy, and the administration route most men are familiar with. Even when looking at testosterone gels vs injections, the injections are the most widespread method.

Wondering how to get testosterone injections, but aren’t familiar with the terminology? Some of the most common names for testosterone injections for men your doctor might prescribe are:

  • Testosterone Cypionate
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Testosterone Enanthate
  • Aveed
  • Delatestryl
Testosterone replacement therapy doctor
Testosterone replacement therapy doctor

Testosterone Patches

Testosterone replacement therapy patches are another form of topical TRT drug that’s applied in a patch, rather than applying gel directly to the skin. Along with the aforementioned gels and testosterone injections, patches are the most common form of treatment for low T.

Currently, the only brand of testosterone patch approved by the FDA is Androderm (not to be confused with Androgel). Like all medications, Androderm should be avoided by men with certain health backgrounds, such as:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer