Which medications in the drug class Androgens are used in the treatment of Hypopituitarism (Panhypopituitarism)?

Updated: Jun 09, 2020
  • Author: Bernard Corenblum, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Androgens

Androgens are used for replacement therapy in hypogonadism associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.

Testosterone (Depo-Testosterone, Androderm, AndroGel, Testim, Andriol)

Testosterone is an anabolic steroid that promotes and maintains secondary sex characteristics in androgen-deficient males. Physiological amounts may be given by intramuscular injection every 1-2 weeks, daily by transdermal patch or gel, or several times daily by oral testosterone undecanoate, the latter of which is not available in all countries.


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