Prescription Testosterone Pills
Popular Types, Benefits And Risks Of Prescription Testosterone Pills
Testosterone treatments are often prescribed by doctors to help treat men who have been diagnosed with hypogonadism ( Low Testosterone).
The problem, usually diagnosed by a blood test, can, if left unchecked leave the sufferer with reduced libido, lack of energy, poor sleep quality, increased anger and excess body fat, especially around the stomach area.
Of all the types of prescription treatments available, pills are probably the least used, this is possibly due to the fact that the drugs in the pill have to pass through the liver, something that can possibly increase the risks of side effects.
It is suggested to take testosterone pills with food, as this is believed to help boost the androgen effect of the hormone.
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A common treatment plan will look something like this:
- During Weeks 1 – 3 the daily dose is usually between 120mg and 160mg
- After the initial 3 weeks, the daily dose is often reduced to amounts between 40 and 120mg
It is recommended that to maintain the androgenic effect over a 24 hr period that the tablets are taken 12 hrs apart each day.. It is crucial to not break, crush or otherwise destroy the outer coating of the capsule as this could reduce its effects and increase the potential for side effects.
Testosterone Pills Can Cause The Following Side Effects
Aside from the risks associated with other forms of drug based testosterone treatment that include ( but not limited to)
- Gum Pain
- Breathing Issues
- Changes in testicular shape and /or size
- Chest Pains
- Allergic reactions
Pill based remedies can also cause stomach and digestive orders, sickness and changes to the appearance of stools.
Popular Testosterone Pills
Some pills are known as Buccal Pills, these types are not actually swallowed, instead they are placed behind the lip and in front of the incisor tooth, the pill is then allowed over time to dissolve in the mouth cavity, the active component being passed through the mouth tissues, straight into the blood stream.. this helps to bypass the liver, and can reduce the risk of some of the side effects.
There also pills that dissolve under the tongue, these are known as Sublingual Pills
There are many testosterone pills available to your doctor to prescribe, popular brands include Striant, Arrow, Andriol and Panteston.
These types of pills can be quite expensive with costs averaging $190 per month, there is also the concern that any mouth to mouth contact ( kissing) could potentially expose a partner to the hormone and its potential effects…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR –
I am 60 years old, I currently live in London. I have one married daughter aged 35
I have always had a passion for fitness, In my younger days I was a keen swimmer and competed at county level both at home and abroad. I am also a keen squash and tennis player and have always been a keen gym goer.
I have a CPD accreditation in Sports Nutrition and am a published author with my articles featuring in some popular publications.
Over the past 13 years I have studied the effects of testosterone both in the younger man and as we get older, the effects of low or reduced testosterone and how increasing its production can really improve your health.
On a personal level, a number of years ago, I was diagnosed with Low-T myself, and my own in-depth research has helped me to redress my own health concerns.