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Testim Transdermal Gel
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
Yes!: It enhances the quality of life for both men and women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Cells that require estrogen use testosterone to manufacture estrogen inside the cell by a chemical conversion that uses an enzyme called aromatase.T is present ; extremely important in both women ; men pellet therapy is the only method that allows the body to control the release of hormones raising leve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more
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
About all...: ...I ever see from either of them is dryness and mild irritation. I have my patients apply tretinoin at bedtime, so that any dryness will occur while they are asleep. For duac, i tell them to wait an hour after washing their face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. ...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
Grocapix not same: Grocapix contains red clover extract that is said to be a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, suppressing dihydrotestosterone thereby reducing effects of this hormone on hair growth.This is the way the prescription med finasteride (Propecia) works. Minoxidil works differently, by improving blood supply to the hair follicles.Tough to say which, if either, will work better for any individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Adapalene is formulation of Retin_a basically a vitamin A durative that helps control exfoliation and reduces acne. It is not sensitive to Benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin is an antibiotic you rub onto your face and it gets absorbed. It is a means of taking antibiotics without a pill. it doesn't get as high a blood lever and tends to act at the acne itself. These are mainstays of acne care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are androstadiene, androsta (pro-testosterone compound) and hydroxyandrostendione considered as steroids?
Steroids : Yes, they all have the steroid structure. It is a chemical structure that starts with cholesterol. ...Read more