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Low testosterone levels in men caused by various conditions are often treated with testosterone gel. This prescription medication is a type of hormone replacement therapy and works by increasing testosterone in the body to a normal level. Occasionally, healthcare providers may recommend off-label testosterone gel uses, such as treating low levels in women and slightly low testosterone levels in men.
An Overview of Testosterone Gel UsesTestosterone gel (AndroGel®, Fortesta™, Testim®) is a prescription hormone replacement medication for men. It is approved for treating certain causes of low testosterone levels.
- Low sex drive (libido)
- Fatigue and low energy
- Decreased muscle mass and increased fat mass
- Problems with erectile function
- Decreased bone strength