Starting Doses and Costs

There are 4 different testosterone ("T") options available currently. They vary in cost, dose, and route of application. Your Primary Care Provider will discuss these different options with you to determine which option is the best fit. As with all medications, it is important to follow the prescribed dosing and administration schedule.

It is also important to note that the starting doses of hormones will vary from one individual to the next based on health history, bloodwork results, and desire for physical changes. The options are outlined below:

Masc1.png*Injectable Testosterone is currently the most cost effective option, however it requires a weekly or bi-weekly injection. If self-injecting is a barrier for you, discuss this with your Primary Care Provider and your clinic or local pharmacy may be able to provide the injections to you.


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