Controlling secondary sexual characteristics in men (including muscle mass, deep voice, and body hair) and the sex drive, testosterone is produced in the testicles. With age the concentration of testosterone decreases, and when it reaches less than 300ng/dL it is considered low. There are also possible other causes for low testosterone including (but not restricted to) injury, infection, HIV, diabetes, alcohol abuse, cancer, thyroid problems or as a side effect of other medication.
A low concentration of testosterone can cause several symptoms such as a decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased sperm count, hair loss, fatigue and insomnia.
To get an accurate diagnosis of low testosterone you should visit your GP for a blood test.
Below are some common medicines often used to treat low testosterone. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and other non-medical methods or lifestyle changes may be more suitable. If you would like to learn more about these options, then please click here. Before receiving medication you must answer a number of questions to asses your suitability. All questions are reviewed by a GMC registered doctor before a final decision is made. All medication is dispensed via a full regulated and registered UK pharmacy.