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7.8/10 Average Rating

64 Ratings with 63 User Reviews

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Review by Bavafavagucci:

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9.0

I had my test level and it was 13 yeah 13 I felt like getting out of bed and going to work almost impossible. I am doing 2 packages a day my level is up to 320 no A rod but feeling better and no problem getting out of bed and working.

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October 27, 2014 9:19 PM

Review by JOe1812 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I'm 20 years old, 6 months ago I did two testosterone tests and it was below 20mg yeah 20 mg. My doctor put me on Androgel 1.62% 2 pumps a day, after 6 months I feel a lot better, I have erections now. I gained muscles and hair all over my body, I started to grow a little beard and I feel that I have better energy, I don't have depression anymore, my libido became very high, I went to my doctor last week to check my testosterone that I did, my testosterone levels now are 1090 mg. He was surprised and he told me to reduce to 1 pump a day. And yes my voice became very deep.

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February 24, 2014 9:05 AM

Review by toolbox44 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

From my research, the absorption rate depends on the person quite a bit. I'm on Androgel 3 pumps right now (orig. T-level 218 on 338 - 1000 scale). I'm feeling better but not as good as the trial pack of Testim. Just to be sure I was remembering correctly, I used the 3 remaining tubes of Testim recently, and my energy was much better (did not need any naps during the day.) After going back to 3 pumps Androgel, I felt energy level drop. Since my insurance covers only Androgel and Foresta, I'm going to ask Dr. about switching to Foresta next visit since I do not seem to be absorbing the Androgel very well. If Testim smelled better, I'd be on the phone with the insurance to see if we could work out a deal.

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November 26, 2013 9:45 AM

Review by MrPick (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I been on the 1% packets. I'm only taking 4 days per week...tue, thu, sat, sun. My level was 200 and I'm 53. I've only been on it 2 weeks and I still see mild increase in energy level. My doctor prescribed once a day, but the price is very high without insurance so I'm trying to get more time for $$$. Do any of you know how this usage pattern could affect the overall performance???

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November 13, 2013 6:15 PM

Review by So So Results (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

I have been on Androgel for approximately 5 months. I was tested for low Testosterone after going around 10 years with low to no libido. I tested at 156 even though I get regular exercise. I am around 20 to 30 lbs over weight. My doctor initially put me on 2 packets of the stronger dosage and I noticed I was feeling stronger but still no libido. After 2 months got Testosterone tested again and it was a little over 200. Doctor put me on 3 pumps of the stronger gel and I have mixed results....erections almost to the point of annoyance (very rare before taking gel) when I am sleeping, but libido still not really there. I haven't seen any weight loss but I may have gained some muscle. My doc is going to test me again after 3 months on 3 pumps and will see what my level is.

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September 12, 2013 10:05 AM

Review by Jim340:

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10

I've been on Androgel for 6 weeks now and have experienced a remarkable turn around in my energy, stamina, body strength, muscle definition, clear mindedness, and mega-intensified libido. Now, I can't see myself getting along without it and don't plan to. Now I know what it feels like to get my life back again and would consider this medicine nothing less than a miracle.

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September 3, 2013 7:16 PM

Review by pogojon:

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8.0

After one year of average 25mg a day, at 72years old, I have decent energy, great erections, and weight has stayed at 155lbs. Still a good plan to keep Viagra, Levitra, etc. on hand. I find that it causes pain in arm muscles, so must stay on one pump, on abdomen. Don't overuse, age is age.

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July 11, 2013 10:57 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

I'm back with Androgel packet (1 in morning) after stopping the medication 2 years ago due to elevated liver count and negative side effects. I'm now 50 and was diagnosed at 200 count a few months ago and decided to try it once again. I am no longer dealing with hot flashes, depression and mood swings - this cured me. However, I have enlarged breast, slight weight gain, swollen ankles and not sleeping as well. Back to the Dr. next week to discuss options. Overall satisfied but may need to adjust script somehow.

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June 29, 2013 12:33 PM

Review by Leatherstrap63:

Used once, I say fatigue gone. I'm looking forward to the other results, in a timely manner, of course.

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June 9, 2013 3:15 AM

Review by Dragonstick (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

GREAT. Works awesome, helps my sex drive. The only bad thing if you want to call it bad is I'm growing a hairy belly as this is where I apply it.

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May 29, 2013 1:11 PM

Review by Dr.Feelgood43160:

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8.0

The first thing I noticed was that my shirts were fitting better, they weren't so tightly fitting anymore. So I weighed myself and I was surprised to see that I had lost 15-17 pounds in the 2-3 months I had been on the Androgel. It took about 2-3 months to find my actual dose. I have noticed way better muscle tone, specially in my chest, shoulders & arms. I am also wearing jeans and shorts more comfortably, they don't fit so tight anymore and don't hurt around my waistline from being so tight. I'm back down to a size 32, much more solid & defined looking and feeling. Lost weight in my neck & face, lost that round looking face, now I have a square jawline and thinner, manlier face. I am able to think more clearly. More solid and longer lasting erections.

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April 19, 2013 2:13 AM

Review by PappyJim:

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9.0

I got this after having some trouble performing and just not feeling as good as I used to. As a 91 year old, I don't get around like I used to, but the Androgel brought me back to life in many ways. I feel so much better after taking the 1% gel. I feel like I was back in the 40s again!

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April 17, 2013 9:34 PM

Review by George USA:

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10

The first day I was on this medicine I didn't think about it until a few people at work said I seemed more energetic than usual. When I got home my wife said that not once that evening did I say how tired I was. I then realized that I wasn't tired as usual and felt like doing something other than sit on the couch. I have been on the medicine for 3 weeks and this 50 year old feels 30 again. The best way to describe how I felt before it was like I was in a fog and walking through corn syrup. That is gone and I feel great.

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December 22, 2012 10:45 AM

Review by TheDude2012 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

I've been using Androgel about a Year now. I'm 42, have had zero drive since early 30's Started me on 8-pumps, now to 9-pumps. I saw someone mention potential effects of Depression, it's not helped mine. I also use Cytomel. (Adjunct Depression Treatment--however also HYPOthyroid. Me no Muscle Mass/Depression/Weight Loss The most pronounced effects, *MUCH* firmer erections. (like 16 again). That alone is worth it (no need for Cialis). Definitely recommend that alone.

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November 17, 2012 7:07 AM

Review by me2buc (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

It works but I haven't tried any other forms of testosterone so I am not sure how well it is working. It has been helpful to me though.

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November 15, 2012 8:30 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

I don't see a whole lot of reviews from younger men. I am 24 with all the usual symptoms as everyone else, such as no sex drive at all or motivation or energy. T levels were 260. Got prescribed two pumps a day from the VA...I feel slightly better after about a week but nothing great yet. I feel that I need to go up to at least 6 pumps but I will find out in the beginning of Dec when my next blood work is scheduled, until then I will keep hope that it starts working better.

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November 11, 2012 6:53 PM

Review by Slavbotta (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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7.0

I am 56 years old. I started out with very low Testosterone levels around 150. Once on Androgel the level peaked at about 500 which was our goal. At the higher testosterone achieved with 4 pumps I encountered a large weight gain (not all muscle either). I also experienced an alarming amount of breast enlargement and breast pain behind the nipple. While on Androgel for only a few months I experienced an increase in libido and the return of night/morning erections. I also experienced a remarkable increase in muscle strength.

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October 10, 2012 7:24 PM

Review by Anonymous:

I am 35 and in the past year I could feel I was losing everything and fast. Had my doc run some test and low testosterone came up. I was at 52, almost nothing and was definitely feeling it. Been on Androgel now for 6 MONTHS, KNOW MOST RECENT TEST ARE 456,and feeling much better.

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September 16, 2012 12:09 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

I recently turned 51 yrs old and have been on Androgen for 2.5 months. Started at two pumps/day and T level went from 280 to 190. Increased dosage to 3 pumps for one month and level went up to 201. I am now applying 4 pumps/day and other than a slight increase in mood, see no results yet. I shower at night and have recently started to shower in the morning before applying the gel. Not sure if this will help. After reading so many positive results, I have to admit I am disappointed.

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May 3, 2012 8:44 AM

Review by coues1:

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8.0

Run down, tired, no motivation. Was tested and levels at 55. Took AndroGel and a few months after levels went up to 605. Being 45, I felt great! However, now it has been aprox 6 months and still using same amount of AndroGel (1 packet in am and 1 packet in pm) and my levels have dropped again, to 167).

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February 23, 2012 9:34 PM

Review by NCuser:

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8.0

Day 3, and already have alot more energy. Some itching at application site (upper arms and shoulders). Nothing yet on the desire side, but hoping for the best!

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February 19, 2012 12:15 PM

Review by kevtheis:

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10

I'm a 27 year old male who uses Fentanyl for chronic pain, and as a result, my testosterone dropped to 178. Aside from the obvious sexual dysfunctions from having low testosterone, I was constantly BURNING UP hot all the time, even with the AC down to 64 degrees! These hot flashes stopped within a week of me starting treatment, and my sexual functions improved dramatically. After a month my testosterone was 544, better, but still not where I'd like it, so I'm going to ask for the 7.5mg dose. I also have type 1 diabetes with insulin resistance, and the Androgel definitely helped the insulin resistance. This medicine looks and smells just like hand sanitizer and is very easy to use. The fumes can be pretty strong, but I got used to it.

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October 20, 2011 12:56 AM

Review by Rexiy:

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8.0

Talk about an increase in hardness.

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October 14, 2011 2:15 PM

Review by Anonymous:

I am a 65 year old male who was feeling fatigued with little or no libido. My doctor tested my testosterone level and found it to be 200 and after explaining all the possible side effects ask me if Androgel 1% was something I would like to try. The best decision I ever made was saying yes. After 3 months and no side effects my energy level has returned to all aspects of my life and all my test results are normal.

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September 30, 2011 2:13 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

Worked for a little while and had seen improvements in energy and a little in sex drive. But, if you are trying to get your significant other pregnant get your semen analyzed before and during treatment. My levels were non existent on Androgel! Once we switched Docs and treatment my semen levels went back to normal. Hope this helps

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September 18, 2011 1:35 PM

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