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What are the side effects of Testosterone?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Mar 2017
Question: I was using two tubes of Testim 1% (2 X 50 mg of Testosterone = 100mg) with amazing results (both on the bloodwork and in the bedroom ) (Testosterone went from 191 to 510) and my insurance changed. My doctor was forced to switch me to one tube of Androgel 1.62 (20.25 mg of Testosterone). How can the 20.25 possibly be enough? I know that 1.62 is stronger, but it's not FIVE TIMES stronger ... is it? Can I possibly get five times as much good out of this small amount? I have the packets, not the pump.
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Testosterone in higher doses has side-effects.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist,i can understand your concern.

Androgel 1.62mg is the usual advise and dose given.
It has desirable action and most people are satisfied with the results.

You don't look at the dose,but the end result.
Testosterone is not given in higher doses,due to it's side-effects.
Wish you well.

Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
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What are the side effects of Testosterone?

Brief Answer: Testosterone in higher doses has side-effects. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX and welcome to HCM. As an Urologist,i can understand your concern. Androgel 1.62mg is the usual advise and dose given. It has desirable action and most people are satisfied with the results. You don't look at the dose,but the end result. Testosterone is not given in higher doses,due to it's side-effects. Wish you well. Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.