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Getting A Prescription For Androgel

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Airport screening and Androgel

I'm currently using Androgel 1.62%. Since it is a liquid, does it have to go in checked luggage for airport screening? Or can it go in my carry-on? I hate having to check my bag and pay for luggage just because of the Androgel. ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
As long as it has a prescription label on it with your name on it, you can have it on your carry on. Just tell him it is a prescription that you cannot pack due to fears of losing itNelson... 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 »

HCG or Androgel???

Nelson, Thanks for all of your answers. I could not tell from your recent postings whether you... 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 »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Patient Assistance Programs: Getting Free Drug from the Drug Makers

The ever-escalating costs of many prescription medications have created barriers to accessing necessary treatment for people who are uninsured, underinsured, and/or have a low income. The somewhat negative term often used to refer to folks in this... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Medicare Prescription Nightmare: Overview January 28, 2006

Many thousands of people could not continue filling even their current prescriptions after the new Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) started January 1, 2006. Many thousands are wrongly being told to pay hundreds of dollars, when they are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Understanding Prescription Benefits

For people living with HIV/AIDS, prescription drug benefits are an important part of care necessary for success of any treatment regimen. Drugs must be affordable, accessible, and available without interruption. As a community pharmacist, I get lots... 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 »

Vision Getting Worse

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex twice with a guy of unknown status (I'm a female). This happened almost 5 years ago and I have been putting testing off for a very long time. I tried to test right after it happened but I didn't know you had to wait six months... Read more »

Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid any attention to my pill bottles, and noticed that this is the... Read more »

Prescription Insurance Emergency

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a worker for the NYC government, I am finding that our medical plans cover less and less for prescriptions. The plan I am in now will not cover me adequately at all -- it has a $3,000 cap -- and I really need to know if there is anyone who can... Read more »