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Testosterone therapy
(TTh)

Time to symptom improvement

Change takes time. Some symptoms of testosterone deficiency (TD) will take longer than others to improve.1 Patients may find it hard to hear that their symptoms won’t improve overnight, but setting realistic expectations with your patients can contribute to improved long-term compliance to TTh.2 

The time required for TTh to improve symptoms of TD varies depending on the organ/system that is affected.1 

Body composition & strength

Time to symptom improvement

Body composition and strength graph

*Time of first measured change (months)
Adapted from Saad F et al.1

Data compiled from a literature review summarising the class effects of TTh within randomised clinical trials of TD, independent of mode of delivery of testosterone. Including data from Testogel, other testosterone gels, testosterone transdermal patch and intramuscular testosterone undecanoate injection.

Sexual parameters

Time to symptom improvement

Sexual parameters graph

*Time of first measured change (weeks)
Adapted from Saad F et al.1

Data compiled from a literature review summarising the class effects of TTh within randomised clinical trials of TD, independent of mode of delivery of testosterone. Including data from Testogel, other testosterone gels, testosterone transdermal patch and intramuscular testosterone undecanoate injection.

Lipids

Time to symptom improvement

Lipids graph

*Time of first measured change (months)
Adapted from Saad F et al.1

Data compiled from a literature review summarising the class effects of TTh within randomised clinical trials of TD, independent of mode of delivery of testosterone. Including data from Testogel, other testosterone gels, testosterone transdermal patch and intramuscular testosterone undecanoate injection.

Insulin sensitivity

Time to symptom improvement

Insulin sensitivity graph

*Time of first measured change (months)
Adapted from Saad F et al.1

Data compiled from a literature review summarising the class effects of TTh within randomised clinical trials of TD, independent of mode of delivery of testosterone. Including data from Testogel, other testosterone gels, testosterone transdermal patch and intramuscular testosterone undecanoate injection.

Support patient self-management with the T Track app

Encourage your patients to review their symptoms using the Ageing Males’ Symptom (AMS) scale in the T Track app and monitor their progress over time.

T Track app available for both iOS and Android phones.

Support patient self-management with the T Track app

References

  1. Saad F, Aversa A, Isidori AM, et al. Onset of effects of testosterone treatment and time span until maximum effects are achieved. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011;165(5):675–685.
  2. Donatucci C, Cui Z, Fang Y, et al. Long-Term Treatment Patterns of Testosterone Replacement Medications. J Sex Med. 2014;11(8):2092–2099.

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