AndroGel is an anabolic steroid applied topically to the back and shoulders daily. Most often this treatment is prescribed for men with low testosterone. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), AndroGel is effective because of its easy absorption into the skin and consistent distribution from daily applications. But AndroGel isn't cheap, and a one-month supply can cost $300 from a retail pharmacy. But, armed with a prescription from your physician, there are ways to find AndroGel at a cheaper price.
Speak with your doctor and discuss the reasons you think AndroGel is a necessary medication. Only your physician can determine if this is an appropriate drug for you and write a prescription.
Buy online. Websites such as drugstore.com sell AndroGel in bulk. A one-month supply of 50-mg packets costs a little over $9.20 a day, while a three-month supply costs a little more than $8.30 per day.
Buy wholesale. Don't overlook the wholesale store in your neighborhood. Check with your doctor to see if your treatment plan includes using AndroGel for a period of at least 10 months. If properly stored, AndroGel packets remain effective up to one year.
If you buy large quantities of AndroGel, be sure to properly store your supply in a cool, dry area to maintain the efficacy of the gel.
Things You'll Need
Prescription from your doctor
Nobody should touch or handle AndroGel besides you. It is a powerful medicine that can cause serious hormonal damage if used improperly. Ensure that your gel packets are inaccessible to pets and children.