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.
Why do some men, as they get older, need to replace their testosterone?
Your testosterone levels will gradually decrease as you age. This decrease can lead to symptoms like fatigue or decreased energy, reduced sexual desire, depressed mood, and loss of body hair.
There are also some medical conditions that can cause a decrease in testosterone, including hypogonadism (when the body is unable to make a normal amount of testosterone), end stage kidney disease, COPD, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes.
How are Androgel and the new generic available?
Androgel is available as a topical gel in 1% and 1.62% strengths—but only the 1% gel has generic approval. Both strengths (brand and generic) come in a metered-dose pump, and 25 mg and 50 mg packets.
How is Androgel usually taken?
The recommended starting dose of Androgel 1% is 50 mg ONCE daily in the morning. It is ONLY applied to the shoulders and upper arms or to the stomach area.
Depending on the form you’re prescribed, this is equivalent to:
- (2) 25 mg packets
- (1) 50 mg packet
- 4 metered-dose pumps
What are the most common side effects?
Side effects can include acne, application site reactions, abnormal lab tests, and prostate disorders.