It is not uncommon for men to find out that they are going to be financially responsible for the cost of their treatment. This can be a factor in deciding which form of treatment to use. The use of testosterone injections, which is the most widely prescribed form worldwide, has proven to be very affordable for most men since it only requires the use of a few self-administered injections per month. Some of the newer forms, such as the topically applied gels, have a considerably higher cost attached to them since they must be used daily. There are also no generic forms of the topical treatments available to patients as of now.
Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community. See the FDA's Safe Disposal of Medicines website ( http:///c4Rm4p ) for more information if you do not have access to a take-back program.
While testosterone is typically seen as a "male" hormone, it's also present (albeit in much smaller amounts) in women. However, between 4-7% of American women produce too much testosterone in their ovaries, which usually leads to a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome.  Too much testosterone in women can lead to infertility due to lack of ovulation, as well as some embarrassing symptoms like acne, a deepening voice and facial hair growth. Reducing testosterone levels in women is often accomplished with medication, although dietary change can make a positive impact also.