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Axiron Low Testosterone Therapy
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the first topical testosterone replacement therapy solution that is applied on ones underarm. The first for this form of application. The other forms of treatment for low testosterone include injections, topical gels and oral pills. The name of this medication is AxironŽ. The makers of Axiron, are Eli Lilly and Acrux. It has been reported that there could be as many as 13 million men in their mid forties and older in the United States alone that have issues with low testosterone.
The symptoms of having lower than normal testosterone include issues such as erectile dysfunction, decreased sexual desire, depression, fatigue, infertility, hair loss, and osteoporosis to name a few. For most men, Axiron can re-establish normal testosterone levels. It is expected that this product will be launched and thus be available sometime in the first half of 2011.
Side effects that where reported during clinical testing of Axiron included increased red blood cells, headache, skin rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, and an increase in levels of Prostate Specific Antigen which is a test used to screen patients for prostate cancer. A warning has also been placed on it regarding keeping it out of reach of others, including the upper body clothes that have been exposed to it.
The warning is especially for children as exposure to external forms of testosterone can effect their puberty development and other sexual disorders. It is recommended to wash your hands after applying Axiron. As with any medication, always consult a doctor and let them know of any other health conditions you have if you are inquiring about trying Axiron.
Testosterone Deficiency if often related to issues with a male's testicles, pituitary gland or hypothalamus. Where as one or more of these have been either damaged, diseased or some health ailment resulting in a lower than normal testosterone production. Clinical testing of Axiron showed that it was effective in returning testosterone to normal levels in 84% of low testosterone men over a 4 month period. The FDA's benchmark was a required 75% for the drug to be considered effective.
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