Testosterone pellets are a form of hormone replacement therapy. These pellets contain crystallized testosterone and deliver a steady, low dose of this hormone to the individual for up to 6 months at a time. Benefits include increased mental and physical energy, improved libido and sexual satisfaction, a healthier physique and a better sense of well being.
Are testosterone pellets FDA approved?
Testosterone is FDA-approved as replacement therapy only for men who have low testosterone levels due to disorders of the testicles, pituitary gland, or brain that cause hypogonadism (FDA, 2015).
The use of testosterone pellets in women is also “off-label” use.
Off-label drug use means a drug that’s been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for one purpose is used for a different purpose that hasn’t been approved.
However, a doctor can still use the drug, because the FDA regulates the testing and approval of drugs, but not how doctors use drugs to treat their patients. So, your doctor can prescribe a drug however they think is best for your care.
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