This leaflet answers some common questions about Andriol Testocaps. It does not contain all the available information. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighted the risks of you taking Andriol Testocaps against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
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Andriol Testocaps - NPS MedicineWise
Many transgender men and women seek hormone therapy as part of the transition process. Exogenous testosterone is used in transgender men to induce virilization and suppress feminizing characteristics. In transgender women, exogenous estrogen is used to help feminize patients, and anti-androgens are used as adjuncts to help suppress masculinizing features. Guidelines exist to help providers choose appropriate candidates for hormone therapy, and act as a framework for choosing treatment regimens and managing surveillance in these patients. Cross-sex hormone therapy has been shown to have positive physical and psychological effects on the transitioning individual and is considered a mainstay treatment for many patients. Bone and cardiovascular health are important considerations in transgender patients on long-term hormones, and care should be taken to monitor certain metabolic indices while patients are on cross-sex hormone therapy. Transgender individuals experience discord between their self-identified gender and biological sex.
Hormone therapy for transgender patients
What is clitoromegaly? Clitoromegaly is the enlargement of the erectile tissue of the clitoris. While that might sound like a such a bad thing, patients are often uncomfortable with how the condition makes their anatomy look. Is clitoral enlargement common?
Andriol is a synthetic steroid used in testosterone replacement therapy. It is typically prescribed to men going through andropause, a "male menopause " that occurs late in life and decreases natural testosterone levels. Low testosterone can lead to a decreased libido , decline in physical energy, loss of muscle mass , high body fat and brittle bones. Andriol is an oral steroid, and is taken in 40 mg capsules.