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Testosterone

TESTOSTERONE is the main male hormone. It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice. This gel is used in males to treat low testosterone levels. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of testosterone is around $161.02, 60% off the average retail price of $408.46. Compare androgens.

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43 Drugs Going Generic in the Next 5 Years

Tori Marsh - July 26, 2018

Brand-only drugs like Restasis, Eliquis and Lyrica can cost well over $500 for a month’s supply, and without cheaper generic alternatives, patients are often forced to either shell out their life savings or give up essential medications. FDA initiatives to expedite the drug review process and prohibit manufacturers from holding market exclusivity for too long will hopefully bring many generics to the market soon. See More

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

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 20, 2018

While it’s normal to lose a bit of hair every day, if you are experiencing excessive hair loss or balding, the medications you are taking could be to blame.

Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss:

1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin

Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) belong to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as “statins”. See More

Testosterone Replacement: Options for Treatment Have Gotten Better

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 15, 2018

The first thing to understand about testosterone replacement is that oral testosterone (pills taken by mouth) doesn’t really work because it is broken down so quickly by the liver. The solution to this problem involves patches, gels, shots, and even nasal sprays. Here are your options, with some new players in the game.

Testosterone patches

Androderm patches are meant to be worn on the arm or torso. See More

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

50+ Drugs Dropped by Insurance in 2016, Including Viagra and Qsymia

Elizabeth Davis - August 12, 2015

It’s that time again—the new lists of covered and excluded drugs on next year’s insurance plans are out, and it doesn’t look great. For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name and generic drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2016.

Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing about 20 – 30 drugs each from their national preferred formularies at the end of 2015. 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

Is Testosterone Replacement Good or Bad?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 04, 2014

The news flash many folks saw recently was that testosterone replacement caused a 35% increase risk of heart attack. Given results of this and another recent study, the FDA has stepped in to investigate. If you are a man on testosterone replacement do you need to worry?

The FDA is currently evaluating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in male patients taking FDA-approved testosterone products. The FDA stepped in because of two studies that suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among male patients prescribed testosterone therapy. See More

50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

Elizabeth Davis - October 29, 2013

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

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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