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The testosterone patch is a topical form of hormone replacement that doesn't affect people you come in contact with, but it can cause skin irritation so you have to rotate its position every night.
This testosterone topical solution is a convenient topical form of hormone replacement that's less likely to rub off on other people you come into contact with, but it's not available as a generic yet.
- The testosterone patch doesn't have to be removed when you're having sex or if you're showering or bathing.
- The testosterone patch prevents other people around you from coming in contact with testosterone, unlike other topical forms such as gels.
- The testosterone patch only has to be placed once each night.
- You're less likely with this formulation to transfer testosterone topical solution to another person since this is applied to the armpits -- unlike some other forms of topical testosterone.
- You can use your regular deodorant or antiperspirant, but just make sure to apply that first before using testosterone topical solution.
- Not available in generic.
- You have to be careful to rotate the testosterone patch to a different part of your body each night.
- Can cause skin irritation.
- Has to be removed before you have an MRI.
- The patch can become loose if you do heavy exercise or sweat a lot.
- Only available as brand name.
- You have to wait at least 2 hours after applying testosterone topical solution before you can swim or bathe, otherwise your body won't absorb the entire amount.
- Low testosterone
- Low testosterone
- Any appication site reaction28%
- Application site pruritus17%
- Application site vesicles6%
- Back pain6%
- Application site erythema3%
- Application site exfoliation3%
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease3%
- Application Site Irritation8%
- Application Site Erythema7%
- Hematocrit Increased7%
- PSA Increased4%