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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: PeakT on September 20, 2013, 11:02:27 pm

Title: What is the Cost of Testosterone Cypionate?
Post by: PeakT on September 20, 2013, 11:02:27 pm
Thanks Peak! Is it unusual that injections aren't covered?

I believe so.  Injections are very expensive.  I hate to be suspicious, but sometimes you wonder if the pharma companies are able to even influence the insurance formularies.  There are big pharma companies who manufacture cypionate, but their profits have got to be a fraction of the profit they get off of something as high priced as Androgel. 
Title: Re: What is the Cost of Testosterone Cypionate?
Post by: Sam on September 21, 2013, 02:01:07 am
Thanks Peak! Is it unusual that injections aren't covered?

I believe so.  Injections are very expensive.  I hate to be suspicious, but sometimes you wonder if the pharma companies are able to even influence the insurance formularies.  There are big pharma companies who manufacture cypionate, but their profits have got to be a fraction of the profit they get off of something as high priced as Androgel.

I think Peak meant to say very inexpensive.   A 10ml vial is around $100 I believe without insurance.  Kaiser charges me $47.00 for a 10ml vial.  You can get syringes etc for about $50.00 for a 1-2 yr supply depending on how many times you inject weekly.
Title: Re: What is the Cost of Testosterone Cypionate?
Post by: PeakT on September 21, 2013, 03:12:43 am
Thanks Peak! Is it unusual that injections aren't covered?

I believe so.  Injections are very expensive.  I hate to be suspicious, but sometimes you wonder if the pharma companies are able to even influence the insurance formularies.  There are big pharma companies who manufacture cypionate, but their profits have got to be a fraction of the profit they get off of something as high priced as Androgel.

I think Peak meant to say very inexpensive.   A 10ml vial is around $100 I believe without insurance.  Kaiser charges me $47.00 for a 10ml vial.  You can get syringes etc for about $50.00 for a 1-2 yr supply depending on how many times you inject weekly.

Sorry guys.  Yes, they are quite inexpensive. 
Title: Re: What is the Cost of Testosterone Cypionate?
Post by: Bigjohn on September 21, 2013, 10:41:57 pm
Just curious but how would the injections compare to cream not gel? I spend about about $75 per months on T cream.
Title: Re: What is the Cost of Testosterone Cypionate?
Post by: Mina417 on September 22, 2013, 01:24:21 am
Thanks Peak! Is it unusual that injections aren't covered?

I believe so.  Injections are very expensive.  I hate to be suspicious, but sometimes you wonder if the pharma companies are able to even influence the insurance formularies.  There are big pharma companies who manufacture cypionate, but their profits have got to be a fraction of the profit they get off of something as high priced as Androgel.

I think Peak meant to say very inexpensive.   A 10ml vial is around $100 I believe without insurance.  Kaiser charges me $47.00 for a 10ml vial.  You can get syringes etc for about $50.00 for a 1-2 yr supply depending on how many times you inject weekly.

How long would a 10mL vial last if you were doing 200mg bi weekly?
Title: Re: What is the Cost of Testosterone Cypionate?
Post by: PeakT on September 22, 2013, 01:31:27 am
Just curious but how would the injections compare to cream not gel? I spend about about $75 per months on T cream.

Pretty will be a little cheaper just for the cypionate:

https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=1529.0

Ken:  "How many CC (ml) did they give you? And do you know if it was 100mg/CC or 200mg/CC? It will say on the vial that the pharmacy gave you.

Regarding cost, T cyp is relatively dirt cheap.  You can even buy a 10ml vial out of pocket for under $100.  At 200mg/week which is a pretty good amount for TRT you are looking at $10/shot or roughly $40/month.

If the pharmacy only gave you the 1ml vials, which is likely, the cost is somewhat higher.  But I only pay $10/month copay with BC Anthem for 4 one ml vials."

So you'll be weekly and looking at roughly $10 per shot.  Now you have to throw in a little for syringes, but that's pretty cheap.  We have another thread on that as well.

NOTE:  My HRT clinic actually sample tests any of their compounded testosterone for contaminants, etc.  This is a very wise precaution for obvious reasons.

You can consider one of the inexpensive HRT clinics, such as lowtestosterone.com, which does everything for $199/month.  You get a) medical supervision, b) cypionate, c) needles, d) HCG, e) testing, f) Arimidex all for the above price I am pretty sure.  (Disclosure:  They are currently a sponsor of the site.)
Title: Re: What is the Cost of Testosterone Cypionate?
Post by: Ken on September 23, 2013, 10:22:33 pm


How long would a 10mL vial last if you were doing 200mg bi weekly?

200mg/2 weeks = 100mg/week = 1/2CC/week.  10CC/(1/2CC) = 20weeks.  There is your answer. ;)