Testosterone solution yields improved sex drive, energy
A new study reveals that treatment with testosterone solution 2% (T-sol [Axiron]) can be effective for hypogonadism with no new safety concerns.
“I think we all recognize that there’s a huge number of men out there who have some form of or symptoms related to testosterone deficiency, and the idea of the study was to look at if we could assess some of the important aspects of effective therapy on these men and give us information about sexual interest and sexual drive and overall energy. Those are some of the aspects that haven’t really been assessed in an objective way prior to this study and I think that has real value for us,” lead author Gerald Brock, MD, of the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, told Urology Times.
The study, which was published online in The Journal of Urology (April 23, 2016), evaluated the continued safety and efficacy of T-sol in a 6-month open-label extension study following a 3-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which T-sol was found safe and efficacious for sex drive in men with androgen deficiency.
In all, 558 hypogonadal men were evaluated, with 275 of the participants previously receiving the placebo and 283 receiving active treatment with T-sol during the earlier double-blind phase of the study. Dr. Brock noted participants assigned to both groups showed baseline-to-endpoint improvement in sexual arousal, interest, and drive score.