Selecting and starting testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is an important process for every adult man with low testosterone (T) levels.
That’s because TRT is the most well-studied and effective form of treatment for men with testosterone deficiency.
Yet, testosterone is also a prescription medication and a controlled substance due to its potential for being abused and even causing an addiction.
This complicates the process of obtaining legal TRT in order to manage your symptoms as you will have to undergo a medical consultation and obtain a prescription first.
That’s why our clinic works to make the process of getting legal TRT as easy and safe as possible. Simplifying the process is feasible thanks to the Internet and nowadays you can go through most of the steps while in the comfort of your home.
What is more, purchasing testosterone online makes the therapy much more convenient and affordable for the patients.
Get testosterone treatment online at HFS Clinic
You can get testosterone online at our clinic by going through a process that includes clinical consultation with our specialists, symptoms evaluation, tests, and finally obtaining a prescription to buy testosterone medications legally.
Keep in mind that not all of the steps in the process can be performed online. For example, we can offer online medical consultation and symptoms evaluation, but you must visit a lab in person in order to get your T levels tested accurately.
What is more, our doctors may request several tests to better determine the exact cause of your complaints and identify the best treatment strategy.
Once you are diagnosed, our medical team can offer you an electronically transmitted prescription and even options to purchase your testosterone medications online.
After you have gone through the process, you will start TRT which will be followed by continuous monitoring.
The monitoring process will require regular check-ups and laboratory tests which may require in-person visits. We will also provide you with a new online prescription every 6 months.
5 Steps to Getting Testosterone
The process of getting testosterone online is not as simple as buying over-the-counter drugs, because testosterone is a prescription medication and a controlled substance.
In fact, possessing testosterone without a prescription can lead to up to a year in prison and at least a 1000 USD fine for the first offense, according to the DEA.
That’s because testosterone medications are classified as schedule III controlled substances according to federal law. This category includes medications with low to moderate potential for abuse and addiction.
According to federal regulations, you must first obtain a legal medical prescription, before being able to purchase a schedule III controlled substance such as testosterone.
In order to get a prescription and buy testosterone online, official medical guidelines recommend undergoing a medical exam, symptom evaluation, and laboratory tests for accurate diagnosis.
Below, we will go into detail about each step and point out whether it will require an in-person visit or can be performed online.
Step 1: Consultation
The process should start with your visit to a medical specialist in endocrinology. An experienced physician will be able to perform a thorough physical examination and you will have to answer questions regarding your symptoms.
The most common symptoms in men with low T include reduced energy levels, muscle loss, decreased physical performance, weight gain, memory problems, depression, lack of libido, and erectile dysfunction.
Although most specialists will prefer that the first visit with a new patient is in-person to better examine your condition, telemedicine is also an option. Thus, in most states, it is also possible to get your diagnosis online.
Step 2: Diagnostic tests
Once the initial medical examination is complete, your doctor will assign you diagnostic tests such as measuring total testosterone levels. The test must be performed in the morning, around 8-10 am when natural T is normally at a peak.
If your total testosterone levels are less than 300 ng/dL, your doctor will ask you to repeat the test, and also test your gonadotropin levels – luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).
This will help confirm the diagnosis and aid in discovering the exact cause of your condition.
Unfortunately, testing your testosterone levels is the only step of the process that cannot be performed online or at home
Other alternatives such as at-home tests which use saliva or dried blood are rather convenient but studies suggest that they are not sufficiently reliable methods for the diagnosis of low T.
Step 3: Getting a prescription
If your symptoms as well as all your tests suggest that you have testosterone deficiency, your doctor will offer you a prescription for TRT.
According to the law, you can receive your prescription either written, electronically transmitted (online), or via oral prescription (direct call from your healthcare provider to the pharmacy).
Regardless of the format, your doctor will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each form of TRT before providing you with a testosterone prescription.
The most commonly prescribed forms of testosterone for new patients include injections and transdermal gels. Other options for TRT prescription also include pellets and pills. Yet, pellets are much harder to dose correctly for new patients, while pills hide risks of serious side effects such as liver damage.
Once you have a prescription, you are free to select, purchase and receive treatment in any local or online clinic and pharmacy. The prescription will be valid for 6 months and you may refill it up to 5 times during this period.
Step 4: Choosing a medication
According to the scientific literature, injectable testosterone is the most preferred treatment by both patients and physicians.
For example, a study with 382 individuals who were given 3 different forms of TRT reported that 55% of the patients prefer injections.
According to the researchers, injectable TRT was favored mainly due to being the most affordable option. Testosterone injections can also provide much faster relief of symptoms, as they are the easiest to dose initially.
Usually, the treatment starts by visiting your doctor’s office, where your physician will inject you with the first dose.
Many physicians also allow patients to administer the medication on their own, so during your initial visit, your doctor may provide guidance on how to self-inject.
Normally, injections are dosed once every 2-12 weeks depending on the type of injectable testosterone. Yet, the time span between the first two injections is usually only 1-8 weeks in order to achieve faster symptom relief and more stable serum testosterone levels.
Step 5: Ongoing monitoring
Your endocrinologist should also provide ongoing monitoring of your therapy to ensure its safety and effectiveness. Thus, you will have to visit them every 3-6 months during your first year of TRT and then annually.
At each visit, your doctor will assign tests for total testosterone, hemoglobin levels, and even bone density to assess the effects of the therapy. You will also undergo tests for side effects which include red blood cell count, hematocrit, PSA, and prostate exam.
How legal and safe is buying testosterone online?
In most US states, it is completely legal to buy testosterone online if you have a valid medical prescription.
The process is completely safe as long as you buy testosterone medication from a licensed clinic or pharmacy that requires prescriptions before making a purchase.
Getting TRT without a prescription means that you are not purchasing it from a reliable source and you are most likely buying counterfeit testosterone.
Such products are often expired, diluted, and/or contaminated. As a result, you won’t be able to achieve the benefits you are looking for and you may even be at risk of intoxication, infection, or other unexpected side effects.
Testosterone as well as other androgens collectively termed anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are also often sold illegally to athletes and bodybuilders who seek physique and performance enhancement.
AAS can be injectable or oral and many of the options including Trenbolone, Dianabol, Superdrol, and others are not approved for use in humans
In fact, researchers warn that AAS can lead to serious and even life-threatening conditions such as addiction, personality changes, heart disease, liver failure, kidney failure, and other health problems.
Dietary supplements such as testosterone boosters are the only legal option that can be purchased without a prescription. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of test boosters in men with low T.
In fact, their effects are uncertain even in healthy men who want to improve their natural testosterone synthesis.
Get a free consultation with our medical expert for any questions about hormone replacement therapy