Androgel- external testosterone gel

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Androgel – a formulation containing a 1% testosterone. It is sold in the form of a gel and applied to the skin by rubbing. Androgel for replacement therapy. This drug is often prescribed to patients hypogonadism (low testosterone levels in the body). Currently, he is very popular. Releases Androgel company called Solvay Pharmaceuticals. Penetrating through the skin, the drug contributes to raising the level of testosterone in the blood.

The analog of AndroGel, which can also be found in the sale is a test. It is packaged in tubas. The manufacturer is the company Auxilium. These drugs are virtually indistinguishable from each other pharmacologically.

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A few years ago in the United States, a scandal broke out when one of the famous coach Graham Taylor said some athletes have popularity, testosterone gel used to improve their athletic performance. The scandal has led to such a high popularity of AndroGel. After some time it turned out that the athletes, to rub Androgel, unaware that using hormonal drug. They thought that this gel completely harmless.


Androgel has the following advantages:

  • Testosterone enters the blood more evenly.
  • No need for injections.


This and all the advantages of testosterone gel. Let’s talk about its shortcomings. They are as follows:

  • The high cost of the drug. All testosterone gels are very expensive.
  • When the contents of bodybuilding anabolic hormones in the blood must be constantly high. This can not be achieved by rubbing the drug in the skin. You can see this lack of an example. For example, after increasing doses of AndroGel testosterone concentration increased by 150 units. In this case, it takes approximately 50 g of gel. This will entail huge financial losses for the athlete. Wherein an amount of the drug creates some inconveniences in its use. It will take a large portion of the skin to apply the entire amount of the gel. But even then, the drug layer is thick enough. Because of this, some of the gel will be on the clothes.

Taking into account the above-mentioned disadvantages can confidently say that Androgel not suitable for bodybuilders.

The amount of testosterone in the human body

Side effects

AndroGel spectrum of side effects is very similar to the action of testosterone in the body:

  • Prostatic hypertrophy.
  • Gynecomastia.
  • Baldness.
  • Reduction of endogenous testosterone.
  • Accumulation of fluid.
  • Increased blood pressure.
  • Irritability.
  • Aggression.
  • Increasing the amount of bad cholesterol in the body.

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