The manufacturers of certain testosterone products (., AndroGel and Striant) state that their products are contraindicated in patients with soybean, soy, or soya lecithin hypersensitivity because they are derived partially from soy plants. There is a risk of serious hypersensitivity reactions or anaphylaxis with the use of testosterone undecanoate (Aveed) oil for injection. These allergic reactions can occur after any injection of testosterone undecanoate during the course of therapy, including after the first dose. Observe patients in the healthcare setting for 30 minutes after an Aveed injection in order to provide appropriate medical treatment in the event of serious hypersensitivity reactions or anaphylaxis. The Aveed injection contains benzyl benzoate, the ester of benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid, and refined castor oil. Therefore, testosterone undecanoate use is contraindicated in patients with polyoxyethylated castor oil hypersensitivity, benzoic acid hypersensitivity, or benzyl alcohol hypersensitivity. Patients with suspected hypersensitivity reactions should not be re-treated with testosterone undecanoate injection.
Testosterone, like many anabolic steroids, was classified as a controlled substance in 1991. Testosterone is administered parenterally in normal and delayed-release (depot) forms. In September 1995, the FDA approved testosterone transdermal patches (Androderm), and many transdermal forms and brands are now available including implants, gels, and topical solutions. A testosterone buccal system, Striant, was FDA-approved in July 2003; Striant is a mucoadhesive product that adheres to the buccal mucosa and provides a controlled and sustained release of testosterone. In May 2014, the FDA approved an intranasal gel formulation of testosterone (Natesto). A transdermal patch (Intrinsa) for hormone replacement in women is under investigation; the daily dosages used in women are much lower than for products used in males. The FDA refused approval for Intrinsa in 2004 stating that more data regarding safety, especially in relation to cardiovascular and breast health, were required.
Can I ask, not to get anyone in trouble, but is the only way to get a hold of actual testosterone thru a physician? I know it’s prescribed, but for me, I can’t pursue that really.
I’ve tried to befriend guys at the gym, who could possibly have access to roids, but that’s not panned-out to get me connected. It’s a difficult thing to explain, but i’m not a Trans-male, but someone who was born with a condition called Klinefelter Syndrome, meaning I was born male, but later learned I was born with an extra X chronsome, and it puts me on the XXY gender spectrum. About 1 in 500 male births qualify as XXY. I’m of normal intelligence, though people with the disorder tend to be of less-than-average IQs,and have a feminine body for a man, and had gynecomastia and removal surgery for that. It’s been a very difficult road for me, and, as you can imagine, it’s a difficult life to manage. To sort of weirdly complicate my own life, I only ever attended boy’s Catholic schools, so, you can guess how that played out. I often have been mistaken for a girl, and have had the three-times-repeated experience of being at a gay bar, and asked if I was a trans-woman, meaning that I was born and raised as a woman, but transitioned to a male appearance. It’s odd then, when i’ve wanted to become more male in appearance. I have low testosterone, but that is not something you can ask a doctor to help you resolve. They don’t seem to get it, and it’s incredibly hard for me to pursue myself. And I want to be in control of my own body, and not given a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, or suffer through the process of constantly being under the microscope. And then as a gay man, who does not look “GQ-ready”, is a terrible thing to go through. I turned to you guys, I guess because you could sort of relate. Thanks and thanks for listening.