AndroGel patient assistance program
Have you been prescribed Androgel? With our help, you may be able to get your Androgel for just $49 per month*.
We work directly with your healthcare provider to help you enroll in patient assistance programs. The full application process is handled on your behalf by Prescription Care, providing you with a stress-free and affordable way to get the essential medication you need.
Your monthly Androgel cost savings if eligible
You could get your Androgel prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. This flat monthly fee covers the full cost of your medication, regardless of the retail price. meaning you could save:
at US Pharmacy
at Prescription Care
with Prescription Care
Am I eligible for the Androgel patient assistance program?
Each patient assistance program will define their eligibility criteria, although the main factors considered by most programs are:
- US residency
- Combined household income
- Insurance status
Up to $36,000
Up to $50,000
Up to $100,000
How do I apply for the Androgel patient assistance program?
We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Androgel patient assistance program. The process starts with the completion of your enrollment application.
You can complete this online. At this stage, you will need to provide us with some specific information in order to fully complete your application. We will need to know the full details of any medications you are taking. This includes Androgel, any other prescription medications. You will also need to provide your household income, your insurance plan, and your healthcare provider.
Once we determine that you may be eligible for Androgel assistance, we’ll handle the full application process for you. If successfully enrolled, we’ll also request your Androgel medication refills on your behalf for up to 12 months.
Is Prescription Care an Androgel coupons provider?
Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Androgel patient assistance program. We are not an Androgel coupons provider, an Androgel discount card, or an Androgel copay card. We don’t offer printable Androgel manufacturer coupons, Androgel discounts, rebates, Androgel savings cards, trial offers, or free Androgel samples.
Can Prescription Care help me get Androgel if I have insurance?
If your insurance company won’t pay for your Androgel medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, we may still be able to help. We can even assist if you don’t have insurance or your insurance plan doesn’t cover Androgel. Apply online to find out more.
How much is Androgel with insurance?
The cost of Androgel depends on the details of your healthcare plan. To calculate your copay with your current insurance contact your insurance provider or pharmacist.
How much does Androgel cost without insurance?
Androgel prices without insurance will vary depending on whether you buy the gel pump or individual gel packets, the amount you buy, and the strength of the gel. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, a box of 150 Androgel packets at 1% strength can cost between $410 and $640.
What is Androgel?
Androgel is a gel that contains testosterone, a naturally occurring hormone. It comes as either packets of single-use gel, or in a multiple-dose pump bottle and is applied to your skin on your shoulders and upper arms. Androgel is prescribed to treat low testosterone levels in men caused by either:
- Your testicles not producing enough testosterone (primary hypogonadism)
- A problem with your hypothalamus or your pituitary gland (both parts of your brain) that reduces how much testosterone your testicles produce (secondary hypogonadism)
Testosterone is a hormone, which is a chemical produced by glands in your body that is released into your bloodstream. Hormones travel around your body in your blood where they interact with your organs and tissues, triggering and controlling a wide range of processes. Both men and women produce testosterone, but men usually produce more of it. Testosterone is called a male sex hormone, as it triggers the development of male sexual characteristics during puberty. This includes the development of your reproductive tissues, muscle mass, body hair, and a deepening voice.
Men keep producing testosterone throughout their lives, as it regulates a range of processes and functions. Testosterone helps you produce sperm, get erections, maintain and put on muscle, and regulates parts of your behavior, like competitiveness and aggressiveness. In men, most testosterone is produced in your testicles, but some is also produced by your adrenaline glands.
Some men can have low levels of testosterone. This can cause sexual and reproductive issues, like a reduced desire for sex (low libido), problems getting and keeping erections (erectile dysfunction), and a low sperm count and infertility. It can also result in physical issues, like muscle and bone loss, an increase in fat, fatigue, and the development of male breasts (gynecomastia). Low testosterone can also cause psychological problems, including difficulties with memory and concentration, and mental health conditions like depression.
A common cause of low testosterone is your testicles not producing enough testosterone (called primary hypogonadism). This can be something you’re born with if you have an extra X chromosome or undescended testicles. You may also develop primary hypogonadism if you injure your testicles or have particular diseases, like adult mumps. It can also occur if you use certain medications or undergo treatments, like chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer.
Your testicles can also produce less testosterone if you have a problem with either your hypothalamus or your pituitary gland (secondary hypogonadism). These are parts of your brain that regulate how much testosterone your testicles produce. If you have a problem with either, your testicles may not secrete enough testosterone, even though your testicles are unharmed. This could be caused by various conditions and diseases, from tuberculosis to HIV/AIDS, or by medications, or even brain damage.
Androgel helps to counter low testosterone levels caused by primary or secondary hypogonadism. It’s a gel solution that contains testosterone. You apply the gel to your skin, usually once a day, and the testosterone is absorbed into your blood. With continued use over the course of a number of weeks, your testosterone can rise to normal levels.
Androgel active ingredients
The active ingredient in Androgel is testosterone. It’s a synthetic (man-made) version of testosterone, but it works in the same way as the testosterone naturally produced by your body. Once the testosterone in Androgel has been absorbed into your bloodstream, it’s transported around your body. It interacts with your organs and tissues in the same way natural testosterone does, producing the same effects on your body, your behavior, and your thoughts and emotions.
Androgel side effects & Androgel drug interactions
The most common side effects caused by Androgel include:
- Skin irritation where you apply Androgel, like itching and a rash
- A rise in blood pressure (hypertension)
- Mood swings
- An increased red blood cell count that may show up in blood tests
- An increase in an enzyme called prostate-specific antigen that may show up in blood tests
Sometimes Androgel can cause more serious side effects, including:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication
- An increased risk of heart attacks and strokes
- Blood clots in your legs (deep vein thrombosis) and lungs (pulmonary embolism)
- An increased risk of prostate cancer
- Further enlargement of your prostate if it’s already enlarged
- A reduction in sperm count
- Enlarged and painful breasts
- Swelling of your ankles, feet, or other parts of your body
- Problems with breathing in your sleep (sleep apnea)
Your doctor will assess your risk of side effects against the benefits of taking Androgel.
Androgel can interact with other medications, including:
- Insulin, or any other medications that affect your blood glucose levels
- Any anticoagulant medicines (blood thinners) that reduce the risk of blood clots
- Any corticosteroids
It’s important to tell your physician if you take any of the above as when taken together they can impact the effectiveness of Androgel and potentially make certain side effects more severe.
Androgel warnings & precautions
It is possible to transfer testosterone to other people when you use Androgel. If they have skin-to-skin contact with the areas you’ve applied Androgel, particularly for long periods, they may absorb some testosterone. This can cause a range of symptoms and problems in other men, in women, and in children. Try to ensure this doesn’t happen by washing your hands thoroughly after using Androgel and by minimizing skin-to-skin contact. Try to wear clothing that covers your arms and shoulders during intimate contact or take a shower beforehand.
If you think another person has Androgel on their skin, wash the affected area as quickly as possible. Contact a doctor if they react to the Androgel.
Androgel isn’t suitable for everyone. Don’t take Androgel if you:
- Are allergic to testosterone
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Androgel
- Are not a man
- Your testosterone levels have not been measured with a laboratory test
- Your low testosterone is not caused by either primary or secondary hypogonadism
- Have breast cancer
- Have or might have prostate cancer
- Are under 18 years of age
Talk to your doctor before taking Androgel if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Androgel
- Have any heart problems
- Have any kidney or liver problems
- Have an enlarged prostate
- Have sleep apnea