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Testosterone Cream: Where To Buy, Benefits And Side Effects And How To Use

Written by Author - Authors Medical experts of the National HRT Clinic - November 5, 2015

Testosterone cream or gel is often used when a man prefers this method over self administration with injections. The results will be the same as use with injections; however, the man can avoid needles and the pain associated with intramuscular injections.

Doctors Prescribing Testosterone Cream

Testosterone cream can be safely and legally purchased online with a reputable testosterone replacement therapy clinic. It must be bough from a licensed doctor who has written a prescription for the medication.

The benefits of testosterone cream are increased energy, better sexual drive and performance, stronger bones, a healthier cardiovascular system and more. The side effects are rare, but can be redness, itching, swelling or infection at the injection site, changes in breasts, emotional instability, urinary problems, mental changes and variations in body composition.

Although the medication is called a testosterone cream, it is actually in a gel or liquid form. It will be applied topically to the skin in either the upper arm, the abdomen or behind the knees. There are locations on the body that usually do not grow hair. They are also areas that produce the least amount of sweat. Medication is to be applied with the exact prescribed dosage on a daily basis right after a shower. This way, water will not wash the medication away.

Testosterone cream works in exactly the same way that injectable testosterone works. The only difference is that it goes through the skin into the blood stream instead of through the muscle into the blood stream.

How To Buy Testosterone Cream / Do I Need A Prescription To Buy Testosterone Cream

The only way a man or woman can buy testosterone cream is by getting a prescription for it. Getting a prescription for testosterone cream is the only way to buy this controlled medication legally.

The below mentioned steps are what one needs to do to get that prescription for testosterone cream:

  1. Call the clinic for a first free consultation with an expert clinical advisor.
  2. Discuss your symptoms, your goals for therapy and ask all of your questions regarding how to use testosterone cream.
  3. Your clinical advisor will set you up with an appointment in your city for blood work. You will also be required to get a medical exam completed and to fill out a medical history form which can be found on the website.
  4. All of your medical information will be sent to the doctor in charge for a full analysis.
  5. If you are diagnosed with low T, your doctor can then write your prescription for testosterone cream.
  6. The pharmacy will ship your medication to your home or office directly and discreetly.

Those are the steps to get a testosterone cream prescription online from only a reputable clinic. It is never advised to buy this type of potent and controlled medication from anywhere else. When a person tries to purchase testosterone cream from overseas, from the online black market or from any unqualified seller who will sell without a prescription, this can only lead to trouble.

Stay safe and take care of your body by only using a testosterone clinic that is highly reputable by other clients and well thought of by the medical community. This is how you will remain safe, free from negative side effects and happy with great benefits from testosterone cream.

The Benefits And Side Effects Of Testosterone Cream

There are certain benefits and side effects that can occur when a person uses testosterone cream. Taking any medication for the first time is a risk. One never knows if they might have an allergic reaction to a medication. However, fear of problems should never stop someone from using a medication that can greatly benefit their quality of life. When medical supervision is being provided (the only legal way to take testosterone cream), any problems can be solved.

8 Most common benefits of testosterone cream

  1. Increased sexual desire
  2. Help with erectile dysfunction
  3. Less hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness
  4. Muscle gain
  5. Stronger bone mineral density
  6. Less risk for osteoporosis
  7. Thicker growing hair, nails and less balding
  8. Less body, joint and/or muscle pain

These are the most common benefits of testosterone cream. There are others as well and this medication can truly change a person’s quality of life. Once a person feels better emotionally, mentally, physically and sexually, their relationships can become stronger with others and with themselves. Their self esteem can rise and they will have a better overall attitude towards life and their future.

7 possible side effects of testosterone cream

There are several possible side effects from using incorrect dosages of testosterone cream or if the substance is abused. Occasionally, a person may have an allergic reaction to the medication and will have difficulties. If anything occurs that seems urgent, please do not hesitate to visit your local emergency room for assistance. If the problem seems minor, it still needs attention. Please call your clinical advisor as soon as you can for help.

  • Skin problems such as redness, burning, stinging, itching, blistering, soreness, rash, dry skin, acne – these kinds of problems can be common because the medication is being applied directly to the skin. The number one rule of thumb with testosterone cream is to apply it on freshly showered, clean, dry skin that is not broken in any way.
  • Sexual problems such as loss of sexual libido or sex drive, erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness – at times, testosterone cream can cause a man to have longer than desired erections.
  • Changes in breasts – Taking testosterone cream can sometimes cause pain, tenderness, soreness or swelling of the breast. In men, this is called gynecomastia.
  • Emotional instability such as anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings or agitation – Unfortunately, testosterone cream can sometimes cause emotional problems. If a person is not taking the correct dosage of their medication or is not using it properly, they can have rapid changes in their mood, have anger outbursts, be overly sensitive and over-react often, be nervous, paranoid and have crying spells.
  • Urinary problems – Sometimes testosterone cream can cause a man to have to urinate more frequently than normal. This can be disturbing to every day life. A man can feel the need to have to run to the restroom to urinate even though his bladder is not full. Occasionally, testosterone cream can cause darkened urine or even blood in the urine can be found.
  • Mental changes – It has been noted that some patients experience dizziness, mental fogginess or disorientation after taking testosterone cream. The medication can make men feel light-headed or faint as well. Hot flashes can occur or even harsh sounds in the ears. If any of these issues occur, do not worry too much. The problems usually go away on their own. However, if they do persist, patients are advised to stop the mediation and seek medical attention.
  • Body composition problems such as weight gain and loss of lean muscle mass – on occasion, testosterone cream can cause unwanted weight to pack onto the body (especially around the abdominal area). Muscle mass can fade away as well. This can also be due to the body’s metabolism slowing down and a person’s lack of drive, motivation, stamina and endurance to work out.
    Explained above are the possible side effects from testosterone cream. They will not necessarily happen to all, but it is wise to be educated to them in case they do occur. As a rule, if anything out of the ordinary happens during your testosterone therapy, reach out to your clinical advisor immediately. If the problem is more serious or happens outside of business hours, visit your local emergency room for assistance.

What Else Should I Know About Testosterone Cream / How Should I Use Testosterone Cream

There are certain things that one should know about testosterone cream before using it. The instruction manual inside the kit you will receive when you begin testosterone therapy will explain everything, but below are some tips for using testosterone cream:

  1. Use testosterone cream exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor.
  2. Always follow your doctor’s prescription for your dosage of testosterone cream.
  3. Apply testosterone cream to the upper arm, the abdomen area or behind your knees (areas that are usually free of hair and minimal sweat).
  4. Do not shower right after you have applied your testosterone cream.
  5. If you skip a dosage one day, skip it and take it the very next day at your designated time.
  6. Never double up on your prescription dosage.
  7. If you overdose on testosterone cream, you may experience some of the side effects that are listed above. Make sure to only take your prescribed dosage of testosterone cream.
  8. Store your testosterone cream in a safe place out of light, in room temperature and away from others (especially children and animals).
  9. Never use someone else’s testosterone cream and never share yours.
  10. After using testosterone cream, avoid contacting anyone with the area you applied the cream or gel. Never allow skin to skin contact with any other person after you have applied your cream. In addition, do not allow others contact with bedding, clothing or anything else that might have testosterone cream on it. Those who touch testosterone cream can have very serious side effects. Avoid this at all costs.

For more information on testosterone cream or gel, please reach out to us by filling out our online contact form. We are here to help you in any way we can. We want to educate our potential clients as much as possible so that they can get the greatest benefits out of the use of doctor prescribed testosterone cream.

Medically reviewed by   Reviewers National HRT Staff - Updated on November 21, 2023

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.


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