Which medications in the drug class Testosterone agents are used in the treatment of Hypogonadism?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Testosterone agents

These agents are used for sex steroid replacement in males. All testosterone preparations are regulated as Schedule III controlled substances according to the Anabolic Steroids Control Act.

Testosterone (Aveed, Depo-Testosterone, Jatenzo, Testopel, Xyosted)

Testosterone is available as various salts (eg, enanthate, cypionate, undecanoate). It is also available in a variety of dosage forms. Depo-Testosterone and Aveed are administered IM, Jatenzo is an oral capsule, and Xyosted is injected SC. Testopel is an implant that is placed under the skin SC. Testosterone promotes and maintains secondary sex characteristics in androgen-deficient males.

Testosterone transdermal (Androderm, AndroGel, Axiron, Fortesta, Testim)

Androgenic anabolic steroid indicated for testosterone replacement. Several preparations are available as topical gels or transdermal patches. Patches are changed daily. Testosterone is a schedule III controlled substance.


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