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Androgel

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Other Names: Testim   Testosterone   Axiron   Androderm   Fortesta

Fortesta

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/ 425 posts
Other Names: Androgel   Axiron   Testosterone   Testim   Androderm
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 24,725 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group and is found in mammals, reptiles, birds, and other vertebrates. In mammals, testosterone is primarily secreted in the testis of males and the ovaries of females, although small amounts are also... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Tip
September 3, 2013
Tip wrote
Androgel vs Fortesta
OK, Androgel's testosterone percentage is available in either 1% or as with the newer product, 1.62% per their commercials but what does this really mean? When my insurance recently made me switch to Fortesta, the dosage per 'pump' is labeled as 10 mg per pump, so again, what am I actually getting from Androgel versus Fortesta? Here's the breakdown as I was informed by my Pharmacist; Each individual 'pump' of Fortesta contains 10 mg of Testosterone whereas' 1 individual 'pump' of Androgel contains 20.2 mg of Testosterone (1.62%) Based on my experience it's no wonder Androgel contains twice the Testosterone as the pump amount from the Androgel container seems to be roughly twice that of Fortesta. Simply put, two pumps of Fortesta equals roughly one pump of Androgel, however, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FIRST!!!
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By don
June 27, 2014
don wrote
androgel
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By Greensboro One
June 24, 2014
Greensboro One wrote
Andro gel 1.62 % and leg cramps
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By Dave
May 29, 2014
Dave wrote
Heart Attack
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By Joey
March 27, 2014
Joey wrote
Androgel and your body
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100% agree I had a very similar reaction to Androgel became ill after 15 days of use every single side effect listed I ended up having, headaches, shortness of breath, dark yellow urine, insomnia, increased depression, and so on. I stopped taking Androgel and within 3 days I felt much better. The Doctor has now put me on the patch to try....it,s the first day so I don't know yet but I felt I had to respond to this do to the similarities due to the use of Androgel.
Richard kaylie  |  June 10, 2014
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By Gary
February 7, 2014
Gary wrote
Depression and Androgel
It's most likely because your estrogen increased with the increase in test but it affects everyone different
Justin  |  January 28, 2015
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By jmadren
November 18, 2013
jmadren wrote
Fortesta Inconsistent Amounts per Pump
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By JON
November 8, 2013
JON wrote
pain/rash
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By Honestly
October 26, 2013
Honestly wrote
Where Androgel is made
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What patients are saying about Androgel vs. Fortesta

117 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
179 when I started on androgel last November my level is...
...was 179 when I started on androgel last November my level is ...need any kind of pct if I'm on trt.any help would be greatly appreciated I intend to use fortesta...
be better. I'm on fortesta because of insurance issues...
I don't feel bad but think being around 400-500 would be better. I'm on fortesta because of insurance issues with the androgel but they said there going to try and get me on the 1.67%...
on higher dosages of Androgel 1.62 and I was feeling better...
...after application for Fortesta and approx. 24 ...Androgel? Is the half life different? My total test was lower on higher dosages of Androgel 1.62 and I was feeling better. Added...
on higher dosages of Androgel 1.62 and I was feeling better...
...after application for Fortesta and approx. 24 ...Androgel? Is the half life different? My total test was lower on higher dosages of Androgel 1.62 and I was feeling better. Added...
the fortesta like I used to do the androgel and see if 1) I...
The androgel was put on my forearms and rubbed into flanks, abdomen. Fortesta I put on inner thighs ...to the product. I may try applying the fortesta like I used to do the androgel and see if...
having to switch to Foresta from Androgel, and my preferred...
...etc? I'm having to switch to Foresta from Androgel, and my preferred site for Androgel was the chest/abdomen area, which ...well (verified by blood levels). Fortesta seems to take longer to...
it? My endo started me on fortesta 2% testosterone gel 2...
...endo started me on fortesta 2% testosterone gel 2 ...mid 200s to 400. My insurance then said they would not conver Fortesta and that i would need to switch to androgel 1.62. So my doctor start...
with Low-T and put on AndroGel and now Fortesta (Andro...
...men is Low Testosterone levels - I was diagnosed with Low-T and put on AndroGel and now Fortesta (Andro was too pricey for insurance to cover ) However make sure to...
interesting for me Jan, is that on Androgel 1.62% my T went...
...me Jan, is that on Androgel 1.62% my ...on 8 pumps! My insurance only covers Fortesta, and at the 40mg dosage my T was at 1000, two hours after the draw and free t was above range. I wil...
when I used Androgel 1% (as recommended by manufacturer),...
...Also, way back then, early 2000's when I used Androgel 1% (as recommended by manufacturer), after a while I ...control. The other thing, with Fortesta you are able to use...
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