Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available


(Testosterone Gel)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Low testosterone
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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.

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


  • 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.
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Side effect rates for Androgel (Testosterone Gel)

274 From clinical trials of Androgel / Testosterone replacement (1.62%)
  • Psa increased
  • Any adverse reaction
  • Mood swings
  • High blood pressure
  • Hematocrit or hemoglobin increased
  • Rash

Common concerns from people taking Androgel (Testosterone Gel)

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