Are Gels the Best Form of Testosterone Therapy for Men?
A new testosterone gel has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of low testosterone in men.
Alembic Pharmaceuticals announced that its joint venture with Aleor has received final approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a testosterone gel that is the equivalent of the popular AndroGel 1.62%, made by AbbVie.
AndroGel and similar 1.62% testosterone gels are indicated for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males diagnosed with hypogonadism, or “low testosterone.” Aleor had previously received tentative approval for this ANDA. When this new gel is available, it will provide another option for men who prefer to take their testosterone replacement therapy via topical gel.
Testosterone gels are rubbed onto the skin, where the testosterone is then slowly absorbed into the body. Typically, testosterone gel is applied to parts of the body that can be easily covered by clothing. This includes the upper arms, shoulders, or upper thighs. Your doctor will tell you which part of the body is best.
Why We Prefer Testosterone Injections for Men
We are pleased to share with you the announcement of the approval of this new testosterone gel. We are always excited when we have more treatment options available for our patients with low testosterone. However, we also know that testosterone gels are not right for everybody.
There is one big problem with testosterone gels and creams. You must be very careful of cross-contact. It could be dangerous for others, particularly children or pregnant women, to come into contact with testosterone gel that could remain on your skin or clothing. There is no such risk of this kind of residual contact with testosterone injections. There are also several other advantages of testosterone injections over gels and testosterone creams.
Testosterone injections are much faster acting than testosterone gels. For many men, this makes them more effective. With testosterone injections, a dose of testosterone is injected right into your muscle tissues, providing near-immediate results. With testosterone injections, you tend to feel the benefits of your testosterone replacement therapy faster than any other form of testosterone treatment.
And finally, testosterone injections providers greater control over your testosterone replacement than most other forms. Testosterone injections are available in many brands and many dosages, so we are bound to find one that fits your symptom and lifestyle. The dosages available in testosterone gels or creams are far more limited. And should you be not getting the results you wish, or you are experiencing some side effects, it is very simple to adjust your dose of testosterone when you are taking injections. This is not so much the case with T-gel or creams.
What Every Man Needs to Know About the Best Type of Testosterone Replacement for Men
As we have said, prescription testosterone replacement therapy for men is available via injection, topical creams, or gels — like the new one recently approved – and testosterone therapy is also available in skin patches or oral medication.
We have found that for most of our patients, testosterone injections are the safest, most effective, and most convenient form of testosterone therapy. However, we will prescribe the type of testosterone therapy that works best for your symptoms and lifestyle.
No matter what type of testosterone therapy you choose, testosterone replacement therapy is only available with a doctor’s prescription. You cannot buy testosterone online or anywhere without a doctor’s prescription. While any doctor can write you a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy, you should work with a clinic like the NuLife Institute that specializes in age-related hormone decline.
At NuLife, we realize that not all men with low testosterone have the same set of symptoms or the same health and wellness goals. We will tailor your program of testosterone therapy to your unique needs and lifestyle to maximize your benefits and optimize your results.
Our medical director, Dr. Luis Dominguez, has used his unique, customized approach to help thousands of patients reverse the clock on aging and enjoy a whole new lease on life. Dr. Luis Dominguez has applied his inquisitive mind and passion for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to focus on utilizing a whole-body approach that provides life-changing results.
“Since working with Dr. Dominguez and his staff at NuLife, I am a new man. I am fitter, stronger. I am 46, and I haven’t felt this good since my 20s. I feel great. Almost every day, I wake up in a good mood. I can focus more at work, and I am more productive. I feel full of energy, and my sex life has never been better! Thank you, Dr. D” – Peter S. Doral, Fl.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of testosterone replacement therapy, please contact us today by calling (305) 400-0005.