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From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
April 12, 2016

Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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JAMA. 2016;315(14):1512-1513. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3450

Three coordinated double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy of one year of testosterone replacement therapy (Table) in improving sexual function, physical function, and vitality in a total of 790 men ≥65 years old with moderately low serum testosterone concentrations and symptoms suggesting hypoandrogenism. Sexual function improved modestly, and there appeared to be marginal benefits in some areas of physical function and vitality as well. The trials were not designed to evaluate the safety of testosterone replacement therapy.1