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Testim vs. Androgel
Mar 9, 2009

I am not getting good results from Testim using 1 tube per day. I had it increased 90 days ago and awaiting result. Current dose - 1.5 tubes per day (total 7.5 MG). Now the insurance company said no to Testim so I'll have to switch to androgel. Is the androgel getting similar, better or worse results than Testim?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for your post.

Both Testim and Androgel are used to treat low testosterone levels. While it's generally thought that Testim is better absorbed than Androgel, some patients respond to one better than the other.

Since you're having limited benefit (and now insurance hassles) with the Testim, it wouldn't seem a bad idea to try the Androgel.

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