Testosterone (Androgel) is an expensive drug used to support normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice. This gel is used in males to treat low testosterone levels. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Compare androgens.

Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover generic testosterone gel as of 2015. Learn More

Looking for the compounded version? See prices for testosterone cream.


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7 Secrets to Easy Pharmacy Transfers

The GoodRx Pharmacist - February 18, 2016

So you’ve used GoodRx to compare prices on your prescription, and you found a less expensive pharmacy. But transferring your prescription is a pain, right? It’s actually easier than you may think! Generally, your new pharmacy will want to make the transfer as smooth as possible—and there are a few things you can to do keep things simple:

  1. Let your new pharmacy know that you want to transfer your prescriptions from your old pharmacy.
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Which Testosterone Is Safest for Your Heart?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 07, 2016

Last year we heard the warnings about testosterone therapy in men after studies found an increase in cardiovascular risk. Well, a new study has shown that the delivery method of testosterone matters: injections, gel, or patch. Use of testosterone injections is associated with the greater risk of heart attack compared to gels.

Why? Injectable testosterone preparations result in intermittent spikes in the blood level of testosterone—higher than is needed, or at “supratherapeutic” levels. See More

2015 In Review: The Good(Rx) and Bad

Elizabeth Davis - December 29, 2015

2015 was another tough year for American’s health care budgets. Insurance premiums increased, coverage was dropped for a number of important drugs, and overall we’re spending more for our health care.

Don’t break out the antidepressants yet—it’s not all bad news. A number of important drugs went generic, which will generally mean huge savings and lower costs. Plus, a large number of drugs actually decreased in price. See More

Is Your Medication Causing Hair Loss? These 11 Drugs Are Common Culprits

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 27, 2015

Medications certainly aren’t the only thing that will cause hair loss, but they are often overlooked. If you feel like you are losing your hair, one of your first steps is to look at your medication list. You will also pay attention to other well known causes including poor diet (caloric or protein restriction), major illness or surgeries, major psychological stress, significant weight loss, chronic iron deficiency, thyroid disorders, and childbirth. See More

Generic Androgel (Testosterone) Is Available Sooner Than Expected!

The GoodRx Pharmacist - January 07, 2015

NOTE: We apologize for the inconvenience. The Androgel generic is available in pharmacies, but it’s so new we don’t have coupon prices available – yet! Watch for an update in the next few days.

Great news for anyone using Androgel testosterone replacement! Androgel 1% has gone generic ahead of schedule, and the 1% gel pump and packets are now available.

What is Androgel prescribed for?
Androgel 1% (testosterone) is indicated for the replacement of testosterone in adult males due to a deficiency or absence of the male hormone. See More

Testosterone Nasal Spray: The Newest Thing in Testosterone Replacement

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 14, 2014

There is a new option for treating testosterone deficiency in adult men. I know, there are already gels, patches, injections and adhesive patches you stick on your gums (Striant) but apparently we need one more and . . . wait for it . . . it’s a nasal gel. Natesto is the first nasal testosterone gel approved in the United States for the treatment of male hypogonadism and testosterone deficiency. Natesto is a metered-dose pump applicator that places the gel into the nostrils. See More

40+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2015

Elizabeth Davis - August 20, 2014

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 40 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2015. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing over 40 drugs from their formularies at the end of 2014. This is in addition to the more than 50 drugs removed last year.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

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