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Any testoserone product better androgel or androderm (testosterone)?

Any testoserone product better androgel or androderm (testosterone)?

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. ...Read more

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Are bio identical testosterone pellets safe?

Are  bio identical testosterone pellets safe?

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 more

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Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

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

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

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

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

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Which is most affordable: androgel, axiron, fortesta, or testim?

Which is most affordable: androgel, axiron, fortesta, or testim?

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 more

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How, why use xylocaine (lidocaine) gel on penis?

How, why use xylocaine (lidocaine) gel on penis?

Xylocaine (lidocaine) on penis: Occasionally used by men (with a condom) as a treatment for premature ejaculation. It is recommended that it always be used with a condom since exposure to a partner will "desensitize" him/her as well and they may have difficulty in achieving climax. ...Read more

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Which is better/absorbs better: androderm or androgel or testosterone injection?

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 that clogs arteries, so.......... ...Read more

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Tretinoin cream and duac gel side effects?

Tretinoin cream and duac gel side effects?

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

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Crinone (progesterone gel) gel cause discharge?

Crinone (progesterone gel) gel cause discharge?

Yes - normal.: Crinone (progesterone gel) vaginal gel is a great product byut can cause an unsightly vaginal discharge; ignore it if you need the medication. ...Read more

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Which is better androgel or androderm (testosterone)?

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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 more

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Does ziana gel has steroid?

Does ziana gel has steroid?

No: No. This IS NOT an anti-inflammatory. As a matter of fact it is an inflammatory. ...Read more

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Is grocapix gel effective like minoxidil 10% For hair loss treatment? M using grocapix gel.!

Is grocapix gel effective like minoxidil 10% For hair loss treatment? M using grocapix gel.!

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 more

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What are adapalene microspheres and cindamycin phosphate gel uses?

What are adapalene microspheres and cindamycin phosphate gel uses?

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 more

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Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel as an ultrasound gel?

Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel as an ultrasound gel?

I wouldn't: Ultrasound gel is formulated to be safe for the probes, to avoid drying out, and to provide excellent acoustic coupling between the probe and the patient. Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is not designed to meet any of those requirements. ...Read more

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Testosterone injections and dosage?

Testosterone: It depends on your level from blood work. Usually the dose is 200mg/ml. So 1 ml in the muscle once per week. Only your dr. Can determine this. ...Read more