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Testosterone (tes TOS ter one)

Brand names

US: Androderm, AndroGel, AndroGel Pump, Aveed, Axiron, Depo-Testosterone, First-Testosterone, First-Testosterone MC, Fortesta, Natesto, Striant, Testim, Testopel, Vogelxo, Vogelxo Pump
CAN: Andriol, Androderm, AndroGel, Andropository, Axiron, Delatestryl, Depotest 100, Everone 200, PMS-Testosterone, Testim, Depo-Testosterone, Taro-Testosterone
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Forms of this drug

Testolactone (Oral Pill)

Testosterone (Buccal)

Testosterone (Implant)

Testosterone (Injectable)

Testosterone (Nasal)

Testosterone (Oral Pill)

Testosterone (Topical)

Testosterone (Transdermal)

Prescrire drugs to avoid


Anticholinergic burden

Score: 0

Beers criteria for older adults


Endocrine, Androgens
Avoid unless indicated for confirmed hypogonadism with clinical symptoms.
Potential for cardiac problems and contraindicated in men with prostate cancer.

QE: Moderate

Strength: Weak

Screening tool of older people's prescriptions (STOPP)

G3 Estrogens with a history of breast cancer
Increased risk of recurrence

G4 Estrogens & history of venous thromboembolism
Increased risk of recurrence

G5 Estrogens without progestogen in patients with intact uterus
Risk of endometrial cancer

Black box warning

See product data sheet for complete boxed warning.

WARNING: SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO TESTOSTERONE - Virilization has been reported in children who were secondarily exposed to testosterone gel. Children should avoid contact with unwashed or unclothed application sites in men using testosterone gel. Healthcare providers should advise patients to strictly adhere to recommended instructions for use.

QT Interval


Serotonin syndrome


Product data sheet

Androgel - Packager: AbbVie

Androgel - Packager: AbbVie

Aveed - Packager: Endo

Fortesta - Packager: Endo

Testim - Packager: Auxilium

ANDROGEL - Packager: AbbVie 

Side effects reported

Side effect Reports PRR