Androgel

(Testosterone Gel)

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Treats low testosterone.

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Our bottom line

This testosterone gel is a convenient topical form of hormone replacement, but you have to be careful about it rubbing off on other people. Also it can be cheaper than alternatives.

Quick facts about Androgel
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (testosterone gel)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 50mg-of-1%25 packets
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Upsides

  • You put it on like a lotion, so it's very easy to apply.
  • Available in generic, so it's cheaper than some alternatives.
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Downsides

  • You have to make sure that you cover the area where you place testosterone gel after it's dry, otherwise it can rub off on people.
  • You have to wait at least 2 hours before you shower or swim after putting on Testosterone gel, otherwise your body won't absorb the entire amount.
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 50mg-of-1%25 packets
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$606.22
How it works

Testosterone gel works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on.

Quick facts about Androgel
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (testosterone gel)

Used for

  • Low testosterone
  • Male osteoporosis
  • Weight gain

Dosage forms

  • Cream, gel, or ointment
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Side effect rates for Androgel (Testosterone Gel)

From 274 clinical trials of Androgel when taken for testosterone replacement (1.62%)
  • PSA increased
  • Any adverse reaction
  • Emotional lability
  • Hypertension
  • Hematocrit or hemoglobin increased
  • Contact dermatitis

Common concerns from people taking Androgel (Testosterone Gel)

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