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If you’re looking to buy testosterone pills in the Philippines, you can find several brands being sold over the counter in health stores all over Manila. However you should be aware that taking testosterone supplements without a prescription from a medical expert is an invitation for all sorts of health problems down the road. Testosterone supplements are perhaps most common in the bodybuilding community, where they are taken for building muscle strength and mass in a quick time, similar to steroids.

Are testosterone supplements and low testosterone drugs the same?

Testosterone supplements sold over the counter without a prescription are not only of dubious quality but downright dangerous. For one, it is impossible to check whether the product sold is as it says on the label. Another thing that you should keep in mind is that low testosterone drugs are prescribed only to patients who have been screened for hypogonadism. In the U.S. this is the only condition under which a prescription for low T drugs is allowed. Onset of hypogonadism can be from birth or it can appear after injury or infection. Testosterone replacement therapy is prescribed when the patient has been screened for the condition.

There are a number of options for delivery:

  • Injection. Testosterone injections are safe for the majority of patients and injection in the muscle assures immediate delivery of testosterone in the bloodstream. You can give these injections yourself or you have a family member or a nurse or doctor administer them.
  • Patch. Testosterone patches are applied overnight on your shoulder and/or upper arm area. The site of the application is changed every time in order to minimize adverse skin reactions.
  • Gel. A number of testosterone gel preparations exist. Depending on the brand and the doctor’s indications, you will either rub the gel on your shoulders or upper arm, apply it with an applicator under each armpit or pump the gel on your inner thigh. Your skin will absorb the testosterone. Studies have found that gel applications cause less adverse skin reactions than other methods.
  • Gum and cheek. Application through a tablet (Striant) that sticks to the gum line ensures that testosterone is delivered safely and absorbed effectively into your bloodstream.
  • Implantable pellets. A less common way of administration, these are surgically placed under the skin and need to be placed regularly, every 3 or 6 months.

Low testosterone drug side effects

If you’ve been prescribed low testosterone drugs then the doctor should already have briefed you on the several side effects that can occur. Recent studies has prompted the FDA to look more closely into the safety of low T drugs as more and more people are filing lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, claiming that they were not adequately warned or that they were misled as to the purpose of the drug. If you have been injured as a result of taking these drugs, you should contact a low testosterone lawyer to see if you have a case. There are already over 750+ filed lawsuits and judges are considering consolidation into a multi-district litigation.

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