FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: TESTIM

User Comments:


For Hypogonadism, Male “My husband was prescribed this medication since insurance won’t cover Androgel. It literally smells like dead animal. Anyone who says women love this stuff is delusional. It makes both of us gag.”

MyraMainz (taken for less than 1 month) September 19, 2017


For Hypogonadism, Male “Was diagnosed May 2015 w/ low-T (195) and hi cholesterol, age 56. Dr. thought testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) would help cholesterol. Maybe it did (I credit a statin more), but the difference is libido & alertness–I feel stronger. My ins. would cover Testim only, & it’s fine (wife loves smell). It took 2 months for real differences in libido & other positive sexual aspects. I didn’t THINK I had sexual issues. But after, libido & turgidity are way up–and still, 2 years later (sleep erections like teen yrs!). Wife happy. T now in 400s, 1 tube/day. Dr. tests each 3-6 months for side effects such as PSA, estradiol, hermatocrit). Androgel is easy to put on but Testim is OK; I rub it into skin hard, and I use plastic bags as gloves. I give blood to keep hermatocrit down.”

Fred S. Railecks (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 3, 2017


For Hypogonadism, Male “My insurance no longer covers the preferred Androgel (ugh!) so I ended up with this. The medication smells like a cross between cheap “old man” cologne and ant and roach killing spray. I used it one time in the morning before work and the smell lingered in our home for the better part of the day. The offensive smell is embedded in my clothing and has now permeated the closet. The odor is bad enough, but it also makes my wife cough violently and impacts her breathing. The physician is looking for an alternative as this is an unacceptable side effect. JUST SAY NO to this drug. It will disrupt your entire household.”

Joe5765 July 1, 2017


For Hypogonadism, Male “I’m an athletic male in 40s. Was prescribed testim for low testosterone (50 MG tube). Use 1 tube in morning. Wet, it smells like rubbing alcohol with some baby powder. I can’t notice smell after it dries. At times, it does feel sticky when hot outside, & feels like I have a sheet of saran wrap on my back, causing sweating. It has increased my libido. First 2-3 weeks made me more volatile (Took 2 Hyland Calms pills daily & that helped chill me out) but that has subsided. Abt week 5, some days my libido hight a real high for my wife. That’s calmed but libido is higher than pre-testim. My wife loves the smell, especially when she’s ovulating. Has been great for sex life. helps calm hunger too”

Rharredo (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 16, 2017


For Hypogonadism, Male “My insurance company had me switch from Androgel to Testim. Androgel has no odor and dries quickly whereas Testim has a stinky odor and my clothes stick to it. The odor smells like old man cologne and stinks up my clothes closet. With both products, I have used food service gloves so that I don’t have to wash it off my hands and neither product seems to stick to the gloves. The gloves are cheap. Both products have copay programs that eliminate your copay. I may eventually switch to shots as those are cheap even without insurance covering them.”

J47 (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 10, 2017


For Hypogonadism, Male “I was prescribed Testim once in error and now again for a second time. The first time it had moderate effect on my t levels; unfortunately my prescription plan considers 2 tubes /day adequate. In addition, it is very difficult to apply, and difficult to bear on your skin. Goes on sticky and stays sticky; your clothes will stick to your body. The metal tubes make it difficult if not impossible to apply all of the gel. Worse, it is difficult to remove even the next day in the shower. I actually had to use dishwashing liquid.”

mike1023 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 6, 2017

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