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Androderm Vs Androgel
Moot point in US: Testoderm is no longer available in the us. Besides androderm, options include androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim, testopel & injectable testosterone. Decision is personal one & depends upon cost (formulary), tolerance for injections/implants/buccal patch, tendency to develop adhesive dermatitis, risk of transference to loved ones, etc. If fertility is an issue, avoid all these products. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Transdermal testoste: All preprations you talk about are applied to skin and fairly costly cost is slight different with incentives and insurance reimbursement otherwise comparable cost injectable is much cheaper but has drawbackslike high peaks and lower nadir. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones: All testosterone products are reliable - there are 20 or more options. That said, testosterone by injection is substantially less expensive than anything else. Most often your doctor will teach you how to take your injection and will have you come back in two weeks to see if you (or a significant other) can properly give the injection. The timing between injections will vary a bit. ...Read more
Equally effective: Both products are equally effective in supplementing hypogonadal men. Unfortunately, i don't believe testoderm is available in us anymore. Other options in the us besides Androderm include androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim, testopel & injectable testosterone. Don't forget that testosterone can also be compounded. If you want to father children, you'll need to avoid these products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of testosterone replacement therapy gels? Like axiron, androgel or fortesta?
Testosterone : There are multiple side effects including high hemoglobin, liver enzymes, ? Prostate ca and more. ...Read more
Personal preference: Hi. Both Axiron and Androgel are effective transdermal testosterone therapy for hypogonadal men. Axiron is nice in that it is applied to the axilla and therefore eliminates risk of transfer to wife/girlfriend/grandchildren/whomever. But both formulations work well when used as directed. Insurance coverage often plays a role in the decision. Good luck! ...Read more
Witch safer low testestrone replacement like androgel or Clomid (clomiphene) for the heart and prostate?
Clomid (clomiphene) is: not testosterone, it only stimulates your body to produce more testosterone if your testes are capable of it. Both are safe in most men, even with "heart and prostate", but you need to discuss w/your doctor and follow appropriate pre and during treatment parameters, ...Read more
Choice is Yours: The best therapy to treat hypogonadism is that which you can afford and are willing to take for a long time. Testosterone injections are inexpensive but does require a shot. Androgel, axiron, Fortesta & testim are creams/gels/sol'n but expensive. Compounded creams are less so. All can render you infertile. So if you want to maintain sperm production, you'll need to consider Clomiphene or hcg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: Androderm is applied to back or shoulders, typically. Testoderm is can also be applied to scrotum, depending upon formulation. All are just different brands of testosterone. Don't forget axiron, fortesta, striant, testim & even injectable testosterone. None are better than rest. Your choice depends upon cost plus route & frequency of administration. Injectable t is cheapest but it's a shot. ...Read more
Try steroid cream: Try a little over the counter steroid cream. If it doesn't get better, see your doctor. ...Read more
Erectile dysfunction, male used revivogen shampoo inhibits testosteron to dht conversion for more than 3 years & premature ejaculation_what treatment?
Clomid (clomiphene) if it works: B"sd there is no explicit research, but since clomid (clomiphene) restores normal testicular production of testosterone and may restore the normal testosterone production mechanism, I much prefer it. Testosterone administration will futher suppress any pituitary function and make it less likely that normal function will ever be restored. However, with testicular damage, testosterone is the only treatment. ...Read more
Ls -dx biopsy 2x protopic-no help estrace (estradiol) for thinning tissue freq flares on clob/estrace (estradiol). Peer rev studies lack of testosterone receptors ls opinio?
Potent Steroid Best: The evidence of topical testosterone being useful in the treatment of lichen sclerosis is weak. Most studies demonstrate better control with the potent corticosteroid clobetasol dipropionate (0.05%). The benefit of using Protopic is mixed. I would recommend seeing a board certified dermatologist for this condition. Good luck. ...Read more