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Primary physician has ordered an AM Cortisol Blood Test. Could the medications Androgel or Guanfacine have any effect on the test results?

Primary physician has ordered an AM Cortisol Blood Test. Could the medications Androgel or Guanfacine have any effect on the test results?

Not really: This is a screen. I'm glad your physician is beginning a well-informed workup. Adrenal disease gets overlooked too often. ...Read more

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What medications are dangerous to take with androgel?

What medications are dangerous to take with androgel?

Medications: All medical conditions requiring therapy do not always turn out to be helpful.

Any time your doctor prescribes an additional medications make sure he/she tells you what they are for and then ask whether any new medicine will interfere with androgel.

Are you aware that testosterone by injection is way less expensive than Androgel? ...Read more

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199 ng/dl Total T in 2007.Took androgel,testim, andriol many times since.Sex drive lower on drugs than prior,never recovered. How could I go back?

199 ng/dl Total T in 2007.Took androgel,testim, andriol many times since.Sex drive lower on drugs than prior,never recovered. How could I go back?

Start over: Stop taking additives and allow your body to reset it's basal functioning for about a month. At that time go to an endocrinologist and ask for some advice on next steps. This will involve baseline levels of the appropriate male hormones, followed by the safe and more natural solutions on maintenance, ok ? ...Read more

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How do you explain low libido,smaller testes&watery/clumpy semen,gynom. months after stoping Androgel?Did not experience any of that before that drug.

How do you explain low libido,smaller testes&watery/clumpy semen,gynom. months after stoping Androgel?Did not experience any of that before that drug.

Androgel?: Why did you stop Androgel? That drug would take over from your own testosterone so the changes are not a surprise.
Please see your doctor for for checking your medical history, examining you, and ordering labs.

PS: Testosterone by injection is much less expensive than Androgel. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of androgel?

What is your opinion of  androgel?

Testosterone: Androgel is a topically applied form of testosterone. It is used to replace testosterone in appropriately selected patients. ...Read more

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How do you know androgel is working?

How do you know androgel is  working?

Symptoms and labs: If you are using AndroGel for treatment of low t, your symptoms should improve as you use the medications. It is important to recheck your hormone levels, to include estrogen, to make sure your hormones are going the right direction. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do women use the same androgel as men?

Do women use the same androgel as men?

Women & Testosterone: I am not sure I am understanding what you are really asking. Taking testosterone masculinizes the female in rapid and significant ways. So, unless you are transgendered, then the treatment must be less than what men take or i need more information to clarify my response. ...Read more

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Androgel 1.62. Is it better to take at night?

Androgel 1.62. Is it better to take at night?

No: It's better to take in the morning. Gives the desired diurnal response with higher level in am, lower in pm. Also less risk of transference that way. ...Read more

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Can androgel have the same effect as a selfinjection?

Can androgel have the same effect as a selfinjection?

No: Androgel is another method of administering testosterone, and is generally better than injections. It can return levels to normal but gives a normal level throughout the 24 hour day. Injections give an immediate spike to above normal levels, followed by several days of rapid decline to below normal levels before the next injection.
Unless cost is a factor, gels are generally better than injections. ...Read more

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What is androgel and what is it used for specifically?

What is androgel and what is it used for specifically?

It's testosterone.: Androgel is a form of the male hormone testosterone. It's used in men with low testosterone levels, and occasionally in transgendered folks who are transitioning from female to male. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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How long after starting androgel do you notice anything?

Quickly: You may notice improvement within the first two weeks, but sometimes it does take longer. ...Read more

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I'm taking androgel, what physical results can I expect?

If your testosterone: level was low, normalizing it can cause improvements in well-being, strength, libido, etc. Check the androgel web site for more info. ...Read more

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How much does a 30 day supply of androgel 1.63 cost. Roughly?

Expensive: Cash price, without prescription coverage, is upwards of 500$. Check the manufacturer website for rebates or discount programs. ...Read more

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Im 48 years old im taking androgel 10mg a day to which adg i could take it?

Im 48 years old im taking androgel 10mg a day to which adg i could take it?

What is "adg"?: I love to answer this question, but i don't understand what "adg" means. But known to us, taking AndroGel is for men with confirmed low testosterone leading to hormonal ed. It can be used as long as you clinically need it. However, nothing is free but comes with a price; so it carries its own adverse effects such as fluid retention, hypertension, increased risk to heart, etc. ...Read more

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If androxal get approval can working by switching from androgel to androxal. ?

Androxal: has not been approved and , my opinion only, I would NOT switch even if approved unless your TREATING Health Care Provider suggests it!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Haw the best way to stop after 7 years of used androgel 10g and for how long .?

Haw the best way to stop after 7 years of used androgel 10g and for how long .?

Here are some...: Something best doesn't exist; if any & at best, it represents a momentary & situational comment & excitement. Besides, life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. So, seek re-evaluation & counseling so to deduce a reasonable way of approach to your quest after balancing medical necessities and professional possibilities. ...Read more

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Lost 30 pounds with androgel. switched to injections and gained 10 back. Any suggestions?

See my comment: Androgel and Testosterone injections produce the sme effect !!!
Both can enhance muscle strength when properly used.You don't gain weight,you lose fat tissue.
As a specialist in hormonal management for yrs,I have not witnessed what you are describing ,nor have I heard of such an occurence. ...Read more

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If im on androgel I have no sid effects senc 4 y es all my test there are fine do well I have aby kind of risk?

If im on androgel I have no sid effects senc 4 y es all my test there are fine do well I have aby kind of risk?

Suppression: Unusual that an individual was started on trt at the age of 44. There is no specific risk if your treatment was appropriately implemented, other than infertility (by way of "-" feedback inhibition, if you had normal spermatogenesis at age 44). Your follow-up test should include a hct and cholesterol: while trt should put you at your "usual" chol risk, erythrocytosis can make your blood "thicker". ...Read more

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On androgel 1% & highest test is 367ng/dl. For a 38yr think it is still low. Will androgel 1.62% increasek t? Would like to be around 500ng/dl.

On androgel 1% & highest test is 367ng/dl. For a 38yr think it is still low. Will androgel 1.62% increasek t?  Would like to be around 500ng/dl.

Yes, but...: Switching to a different form or concentration may raise the levels some, but it may not make you feel any better. Typically values for 300-500 feel the same for most people. You really need to talk to your doctor about what you feel you're missing out on to see if they would be fixed with raising the levels. ...Read more

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My test level is 103. I am not responding to androgel. What is the max dose of test injections I can get? I am 43 , in good shape and eat properly.

My test level is 103. I am not responding to androgel. What is the max dose of  test injections I can get? I am 43 , in good shape and eat properly.

Here are some ...: Repeat T-level test some one month after using Androgel or 2-3 days and soon before testosterone injection so to correlate patient's low-T-related clinical symptoms with T-level and confirm its adequacy of usage. The dose of injectable T is about 200 - 250 mg. Meanwhile, one has to understand T-level is not everything and needs to work on lifestyle to eliminate stress, obesity, high BP, etc. ... ...Read more

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Androgel 7 years ago when he start was my t 6 lately dr check my t he find higher then normal 27.88 he told me to stop I'm scared what can happens?

Here are some...: You should refer the worry and scare as described in this Q to the prescribing doctor who knows your individual clinical situations more than others online. Do you tend to hear what you like to hear not what you need to hear? Accept: Life is a constantly changing & adjusting dynamic process of struggles to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival & growth. ...Read more

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Side effects of getting of androgel?

Side effects of getting of androgel?

See below: The most common side effects reported with use of AndroGel are increased prostate specific antigen (a test used to screen for prostate cancer), mood swings, high blood pressure, increased red blood cell count, and skin irritation where AndroGel is applied. ...Read more

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Can I use androgel if I'm 20 years old?

Can I use androgel if I'm 20 years old?

Androgel: You should not take any testosterone product unless and until your doctor has determined that you have a low testosterone. Many professional athletes ignore this approach but it is not too smart as you must have gathered from the newspapers. ...Read more

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Which superior between axiron and androgel?

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

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280 testoserone 62 yrs old should I get androgel?

280 testoserone 62 yrs old should I get androgel?

Total test 280: Should you get androgel? If you are hypoxemic should your get oxygen. Absolutely. If you are experiencing clinical signs and symptoms of low testosterone, like generalized fatigue, easier fatiguability, increased body fat, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, slowing of cognitive function, then you need to explore the realm of testosterone replacement therapy to improve the quality of life. ...Read more