Free CPE for Pharmacists- Testosterone Deficiency in Men

Testosterone Deficiency in Men- More Common Than You Think– Testosterone deficiency is a highly prevalent condition among aging men, particularly among those who are obese and those with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Increasingly recognized as more than a marker of sexual function, testosterone is an integral component of many metabolic pathways associated with body composition, cardiometabolic risk profile, and general well-being. Recently developed options in testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are improving tolerability and safety, allowing patients to replace testosterone at near-normal physiologic levels with a low risk of adverse events. New developments in TRT include higher-potency, lower volume transdermal formulations that carry a lower risk of transference to partners.  Successful treatment depends on matching the patient’s needs, lifestyle, and preferences with specific formulations. Pharmacists play an essential role in educating patients about the value of TRT, explaining potential complications associated with its use, and setting treatment expectations to improve adherence and satisfaction with therapy. Discuss the important association of low testosterone with other comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Identify potential secondary causes of low testosterone levels using patient medication records. Educate patients on the application/administration of TRT

2.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists

Expires 12/13/13

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