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Androgel

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Other Names: Testim   Testosterone   Androderm   Axiron   Fortesta

Fortesta

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Other Names: Androgel   Testosterone   Axiron   Testim   Androderm
Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 22,579 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 Joey
March 27, 2014
Joey wrote
Androgel and your body
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By Gary
February 7, 2014
Gary wrote
Depression and Androgel
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By jmadren
November 18, 2013
jmadren wrote
Fortesta Inconsistent Amounts per Pump
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November 8, 2013
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By Honestly
October 26, 2013
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Where Androgel is made
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What patients are saying about Androgel vs. Fortesta

94 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
1.62 and I was feeling better. Added...
...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...
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...
doctors prescribe 2 pumps of Androgel starting out (40.5...
...heard about Fortesta but if it is anything like Androgel the dosage is reasonable to start with. Most doctors prescribe 2 pumps of Androgel starting out (40.5 ...competition for Androgel because...
your pcp switch you to androgel 1.62%. Not sticky, no...
...to gels, I've never used fortesta but from what I've read ...and takes a while to dry. Have your pcp switch you to androgel 1.62%. Not sticky, no odor, dry in a minute....
but I'm not familiar with Fortesta. Hell, most people...
...30 yrs (hopefully). You might want to switch to Androgel 1.62%. You apply to ...correlation between getting tired in the ...this time, but I'm not familiar with Fortesta. Hell, most peopl...
been using Androgel since my diagnosis in 2001. This year,...
...using Androgel since my ...refused. I fought. My Dr. got me the prior auth and they are now paying for the new Androgel 1.62 (only 2 pumps a day vs. 4 with the older). As for Fortesta,...
this thread. I did try AndroGel for a couple months...
...started this thread. I did try AndroGel for a couple months ...front to the point where I just stopped taking the AndroGel. In terms of these last ...to let me try AndroGel again (or mayb...
and benefit from it. I preferred androgel if I had to use...
...from it. I preferred androgel if I ...leaves no smell. Sometimes insurance won't cover it though, opting for cheaper options like fortesta, etc. You *may* not need an AI. Everyone is differ...
names like androgel, fortesta, testim, axiron, etc are...
Did you quit cytomel and anastrozole around the same time? Why did you quit the cytomel? It can be compounded ...pharmacy. Brand names like androgel, fortesta, testim, axiron, etc are...
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