Originally Posted by Sunkist
My compounded 10% creme is many times the product in all constructs that are applicable to the process.
Can you clarify that statement?
Anyway, while I agree that Androgel
is overpriced, I am thankful it come onto the market for a variety of reasons:
- The approval of the product meant that clinical studies were done.
- FDA approval means that the FDA endorsed transdermal testosterone
therapy. And that means that more physicians endorse it. This is very significant.
- It gave us a consistent product that is available in any standard pharmacy.
- More physicians became aware of TRT
because of Androgel
- The package insert for Androgel is actually correct, whereas the package insert for testosterone cypionate
(dosing q 2-4w) is inappropraite. Thus, perhaps physicians that aren't good with TRT
tend to do a better job with Androgel
- More men receive the TRT
they need because of Androgel
- Androgel is a good product. It isn't for me, but I'm happy that it is available to the men that want it ... provided they never take away my testosterone cypionate!
- Right now, Solvay is funding a clinical trial of TRT
for diabetic men. This will hopefully bring more attention to the fact that many diabetic men can be helped with TRT
The existing compounded testosterone transdermals are still available to those that want them, so no problem there.