Carnitine Versus Androgen Administration In The Treatment Of Sexual Dysfunction, Depressed Mood, And Fatigue Associated With Male Aging
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||Mean and SD. ng/ml. Placebo: before 1.8 (0.8), 3 months 1.8 (0.8), 6 months 1.8 (0.8). Carnitine: before 2.4 (0.9), 3 months 2.2 (0.7), 6 months 2.3 (0.8).
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In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 120 elderly male participants with sexual dysfunction, depressed mood, and fatigue associated with aging took a placebo, 160 mg/day of testosterone undecanoate, or propionyl-L-carnitine 2 g/day plus acetyl-L-carnitine 2 g/day for 6 months.
Carnitine improved erectile function and general sexual function, as well as depression and fatigue. Prostate-specific antigen, prostate volume, free testosterone, total testosterone, luteinizing hormone weren't notably affected.