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Review by Shawn1997 (taken for less than 1 month):
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I just picked up my prescription and am looking forward to positive results. I've been on anti-depressants for about 5 years. I recently read an article that many older (I'm 48) men suffering from depression actually have low testosterone instead. So I had my bloodwork done and all my levels are normal, except testosterone, which is only 143... extremely low. Like many of you, cost is an issue. Without insurance it's $440 month. With insurance it's $97 month which is still too much for me. BUT I went to the Androderm website and got one of their savings cards. All you do is print it out and give it to the pharmacy. Now my cost is half price... only $42.
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm 30 years old. I've been dealing with low Testosterone for over 3 years. I've found a doctor that has finally put me on this medication I been on it for four hours and cannot believe how I feel already. I have erectile dysfunction issues for the last year and it is working like it is brand-new again and it's only been four hours. So far amazing start.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am an older guy (over 65). Last evening was my first experience with Androderm 2 mg patch. I was not expecting much in the way of results. About an hour and half after dosing my penis became fully erect and hard without any physical stimulis. This has not happened in years. This morning I woke with morning wood. More like a willow than a oak but I will take that. The patch did not come off in the pool doing water exercises for over an hour. Total Testosterone 381 Free Testosterone 55 So far I have been very happy with product
25 users found this comment helpful.
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Androderm HAD given me back a reasonable level of energy, upped my mood and allowed me to function sexually again. Unfortunately, with the changes to the product my insurance company no longer has it on its formulary as a Preferred medicine and the cost is about $1500.00 a year (co-pay's). I am looking for an alternative that still allows me the benefits of a patch, without the outrageous price. Good product but I can't afford it!
24 users found this comment helpful.
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I have been using the Androderm 2.5 patch for 45 days. My testosterone level has been 241 for the past several years. The first 30 days I had zero side effects. I have noticed in the past two weeks I am developing rashes, raised red "bumps", itching and swelling in the areas where I used the patch. This condition is actually considered a serious side effect that requires immediate medical attention. I have developed one particular area on my thigh that has become enlarged with intense itching. If it does not improve with 24-48 hours I will report the Emergency Room at my local VA. I will request my doctor to switch me to the gel which reviews indicate a distinct odor but that would be much less intrusive than these current side effects.
22 users found this comment helpful.
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm 24 and suffer from anorexia and I'm in treatment now and my doctor put me on Androderm. It changed my life I went to other doctors and they just prescribed erectile dysfunction medication. When I got into treatment I found out my level was at 201 and was supposed to be between 800 and 900. I got my appetite back, less fatigue, and all around feel awesome!
21 users found this comment helpful.
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: My doctor started me off on 5mg patches. The patches created itchy, red "polka dots" on my body. The red areas were about one and one-half inches in diameter. They frequently itched and sometimes the red area would become irritated and swollen. The worst part is that it took at least two weeks for the spots to disappear. I stopped using the patches after one month. I asked my doctor for AndroGEL. The gel does not give me any irritation at all. The gel comes in small pre-measured packets. After applying, you must then wash your hands. With the patches, I didn't need to disrobe to apply them. With the gel, you pretty much need to remove your shirt (or pants) so that you can rub the gel into your skin.
30 users found this comment helpful.
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Using the androderm patches has helped raise my levels and fell better. However, the patches do not stick, and I must use strips of tape to hold them on.
35 users found this comment helpful.
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Changed my life too. I lost weight and feel so much better. My case was not severe but just enough to make me feel bad. I was not more than 15 lbs more than I should have been. Lost all of that easily plus I am able to work stronger and more efficiently (physically). I am so glad my doctor figured this out.
62 users found this comment helpful.
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