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Androgel Testosterone Vs Testim

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Testim vs. Androgel

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...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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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... Read more »

Testim1% 5gms or AndroGel 1% 5gms

which works better I am 62 years old and started with Testim 1% 5 gm but my insurance sill only pay... Read more »

Compounded testosterone vs Androgel

Hi Nelson,I have been using Androgel, 5 gram packets, for almost two years. I just turned 57 and... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on 2-29-2000 that AndroGel has been approved for use as a testosterone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone. AndroGel is a clear, colorless, topical gel that is applied to the shoulders,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Safety Concerns Prompt Label Changes and Medication Guide Requirement for Testosterone Gel Products

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the products' labels after receiving reports of adverse effects in children... Read more »
Excel-male.com

Nelson Vergel Asks for Change in Testosterone Guidelines After Another Negative Study

A new study published last week and a previous one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see below post) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Testosterone

tes-TOS-te-rone Brand Name: Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, Androderm, Testoderm Other Name(s): Sustanon, Testosterona Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Testosterone, also known as Androderm, Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, and... Read more »
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Androgel Questions

Posted by gray, 1 Reply
Howdy -

Please forgive me if there's a different section of the board where I should be posting this question. I'm new.

I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Probably exposed to HIV 15 months ago. My bloodwork came back CD4 608 and VL 13,000 which are good... Read more »

testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does a low testosterone level ever become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. I have been tested five or six times for HIV within the last 10 months ( no risks during this... Read more »

Testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone with wasting on here been given testosterone? when do they start it, what are the requirements in terms of counts and viral loads, or does it make a difference. is there some reason why a doc won't give it fairly early on in a treatment... Read more »

Testosterone and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm looking for more info/personal experience concerning treatments and symptoms associated with testosterone/hormonal deficiency and associated problems, (fatigue, mood changes, ability to focus, loss of drive, lessened experience of joy, general... Read more »