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Androderm vs androgel

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Neither: Androgel & Androderm (along w/axiron, fortesta, striant & testim) are just different forms of testosterone. None are better for everyone. It all depen... Read More

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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
T gel vs injection: Both effective, injection more reliable but gel can be applied daily.
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
Gel vs injection: Testosterone replacement therapy, or trt, can be done with shots (typically administered every 2-3 weeks) or a daily application of a gel or cream. B... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
Urology 30 years experience
Androderm (testosterone): The patches generally have more difficulty as they don't stay on. The gels are alcohol based and probably have better therapeutic levels
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 28 years experience
I like androgel: If you read the product inserts the best levels are with androgel. There are no head to head studies that are good.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Equally effective: Both are equally effective in supplementing testosterone in hypogonadal men and are approved by the fda for such. It's a matter of personal preference... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Yes: You can stay on testosterone your whole life. There are numerous side effects including prostate problems, bone abnormalities, mood disturbance, etc.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Depends . . .: The best way to increase your t w/o using AndroGel depends upon several factors, including cost, injections & future fertility. Least expensive is inj... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Safer Med: Gel is safer compared to injection. But if you are looking for more effective one, it will be injection.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
There is a differenc: U are unlikely to have any problems as a result of your own testosterone, if it is within normal range. Low native testosterone can result in lack of... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.

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