... medication that costs less
The makers of androgel have an assistance program, all the testosterone gels are expensive. Here is the website to get help. www.androgel.com/restoration-program/overview.aspx
To my great surprise, the maker of Androgel has a program that has made the pump "not more than $10" for me... but I don't know how long that offer will be in effect. It may run a year, but I'm not sure. Check it out. $10 is hard to beat.
I take injections of testosterone cypionate every two weeks into my thigh. It is a generic and a lot less expensive. There is also no mess. I tried the gel and patch but found the shot ended up being a lot easier to apply and not make a mess.
I found that Androgel is made is USA, Europe and MEXICO. Just look on the bottom flap on the box where it is imprinted) Abbie labs confirmed they can not control where a specific pharmacy buys the product. In Oregon I found three major pharmacies buy theirs from MEXICO. With all the drug cartel activity and the FDA is under manned I DO NOT want my medicine coming from Mexico.
I found the patch product is only made in USA. I found that Axiron (the under arm product) is made in northern Europe. So I will switch to them or to injection.. it is generic and cheaper. All of the other items are under patent and all cost about the same.
Of course everyone is different when it comes to body chemistry, but I found weekly injections of Testosterone Enanthate (0.5 mL) work for me. That was the first form of testosterone I started on, then went to the Cypionate due to shortages at the time. Anyhow, I found that the Enanthate "lasted longer" for me as far as getting me through the week without as many ups and downs. Of course, I tried the Androgel and the Testim, however, I was on the Androgel the longest. My only complaint about the gel in general is the hassle of having to apply it every day. I tried some samples of Testim given to me by my Dr, however, it left a sticky residue on both my hands and the area that I applied it to, which is why I didn't like it. Of course, I had to wash my hands anyway, but at least the Androgel didn't leave that "sticky" residue in the process of applying it.
Of course, you just have to make sure you wash your hands with soap and water in order get either the Androgel or Testim off completely. When I give my testosterone shots, I give them on the outer thigh, making sure there is enough muscle to inject the needle into.
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