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androderm vs androgel

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
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 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
T gel vs injection: Both effective, injection more reliable but gel can be applied daily.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
29 years experience in Urology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience in Urology
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.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Obviously injection: but they all are quite oily and all get in. They ALL are far more than the body makes so, they all have effects. This includes growth of the tissue th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
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
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Safer Med: Gel is safer compared to injection. But if you are looking for more effective one, it will be injection.
A 54-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

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