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Getting A Prescription For Testosterone

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prescription testosterone

I take testosterone replacement shots and am wandering if it is legal for my doctor to prescribe me the bottle where i can take the shots at home myself?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Thanks for your post.Yes, it is entirely possible for your doctor to prescribe the testosterone bottle to you. We have some patients who do administer their shots at home. A related question is whether any of the topical testosterone gel products... Read more »

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On March 2 the Community Prescription Service, a mail-order pharmacy associated with POZ magazine and specializing in HIV, announced that it is selling a compounded testosterone cream. This product is not generally available in pharmacies.... Read more »
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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 »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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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 »