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Conditions: Low Testosterone

Treating Low Testosterone

Are there testosterone pills available?

Testosterone pills are available, but physicians generally do not recommend them. In this form, testosterone is metabolized quickly and cannot achieve sufficient blood levels to be useful. The use of testosterone in this form has been associated with dangerous side effects in the liver, including benign and malignant tumors.

Reformulation of testosterone undecanoate, an oral testosterone therapy used in Europe that is not associated with significant liver toxicity, is being tested in the United States.

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