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Testosterone Auto-Injector Deemed Safe

Testosterone Auto-Injector Deemed SafeAn auto-injector used to administer testosterone enanthate “has a favorable safety profile and is well-tolerated,” according to a new journal of Sexual Medicine study.

The device offers a convenient option for men on testosterone replacement therapy, allowing them to self-administer their medicine at home.

Testosterone is a male sex hormone that gives men their masculine traits. It’s also important for sex drive and erections. When men have a testosterone deficiency, they may feel moody, fatigued, and less interested in sex. For some men, testosterone replacement therapy relieves those symptoms.

Self-injectable testosterone was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October 2018 for men whose bodies cannot produce adequate amounts of testosterone on their own. It has not been approved for men whose testosterone levels decline as a normal part of aging.

The study involved 133 men between the ages of 18 and 75 who had testosterone deficiency with symptoms. (Low testosterone, in this case, was diagnosed at levels below 300 ng/dL.)

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