How to juggle testosterone therapy when supply is short

Prescribers should understand the dose equivalence, and the pros and cons of each formulation

Multiple preparations are available on the Australian market for men requiring testosterone replacement therapy.

testosterone gel

Changes to the PBS in 2015 required that decisions to commence testosterone be made in conjunction with a specialist.

The patient’s GP, however, will often manage the treatment regimen and can change the formulation once treatment has started.

This year, supply issues have highlighted the need for prescribers to understand the dose equivalence, and the advantages and disadvantages of each formulation.