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A 40-year-old member asked:

Which is better androgel or androderm (testosterone)?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Neither: Androgel & Androderm (along w/axiron, fortesta, striant & testim) are just different forms of testosterone. None are better for everyone. It all depends upon cost to you (think insurance or lack thereof) as well as route & frequency of application. Of course, there's always injectable testosterone, too, which is typically cheapest but it's a shot, at least once weekly.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Any testoserone product better androgel or androderm (testosterone)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 29 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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if androderm (testosterone) is better than androgel?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Tsai
Urology 31 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Which testoserone product is more effective androgel or androderm (testosterone)?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 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 as well as formulary coverage. Risk of Androderm is adhesive dermatitis or rash from patch. Risk from AndroGel is transfer to partner or kids. These specific risks are in addition to general risks associated w/testosterone in any other shape or form.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 29, 2015
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