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Industry Changes to HCG Access (2021)

Due to new FDA regulations, access to compounded HCG is now extremely restricted and is likely to stop altogether.

This means an already low supply of commercial HCG will become limited as more and more patients are forced to rely on expensive, brand-name medication.

Unfortunately, this is an industry-wide issue, and all clinics, providers, pharmacies, and patients are expected to experience the effects at some point.

Defy Medical is committed to guiding our patients through the changing regulatory landscape and providing safe and effective access and options.

Are there any compounded HCG alternatives?

Depending on your state and your reason for taking HCG, you may have options available.

You may be able to access brand-name HCG depending on local availability or you may choose to replace your HCG with another effective medication to treat your symptoms or achieve your goals.  

Defy Medical has created protocols to help our patients access medications to address concerns like testicular atrophy, low libido, fertility, and others.

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Asking yourself these questions about HCG for men?
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  • What can I do about the new limitations on HCG? Can I still access the medication?
  • Are there other medications that can replicate HCG's effects?
  • How can I access HCG if my doctor won’t prescribe it?
  • Is there an expert I can consult with about HCG for men, since my primary doctor can’t or won’t answer my questions?
  • Is there a telemedicine option available for TRT and auxiliary medications?

Defy Medical can help you.

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Want to Advocate for HCG Access?
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The Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC) is leading the effort to bring the importance of compounding pharmacies to the forefront of legislative discussions at state and federal levels.

We encourage all patients and providers to support the APC and learn more about their efforts.

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Why Defy Medical
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For more than a decade, Defy Medical has offered expert care in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and integrative wellness therapies to patients across the country.

As a concierge clinic, Defy Medical provides convenient telemedicine consults and medications delivered directly to your door – plus ongoing Patient Support to guide you through your care plan.

We’ve helped more than 15,000 patients pursue a happier and healthier future. We can do the same for you.

Benefits of Defy Medical:

  • A care team with expertise in Men’s Health
  • Individualized care plans
  • Consultations up to one hour
  • Convenient telehealth
  • Online ordering and doorstep delivery of medications
  • Regular follow-up for guidance and optimization
  • Access to compounded options for a more individualized protocol
  • Integrative wellness procedures and IV infusions performed at the Defy Medical Tampa clinic
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Call 813-445-7342 or fill out our form to speak to a Patient Advocate.

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Work with your Patient Advocate to fill out your new patient paperwork, set up your blood testing appointment, and gather the necessary documentation.

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Attend your Initial Consultation via telemedicine. Your consultation will be up to one full hour with an experienced medical provider, who will go over your lab results, discuss your goals as a patient, and answer any questions or concerns you have.

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If treatment is prescribed, you’ll receive access to affordable medications through our convenient online portal, with prescriptions shipped directly to your door.

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Perform follow-up appointments and lab testing as necessary to stay dialed into your protocol.

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HCG and TRT: Why use HCG while on a TRT protocol?
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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, abbreviated as HCG, is a naturally occurring hormone found in both men and women. HCG performs many different functions throughout the body.

HCG for men mimics the effects of Luteinizing Hormone (LH), which stimulates the testicles to release testosterone. HCG can be supplemented for many different reasons, including as a treatment for hypogonadism and low sperm count. 

For men on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), HCG injections are often prescribed to combat the testicular shrinkage that can occur as a result of a TRT protocol. In this way, TRT and HCG injections can work together to provide a synergistic treatment plan.

The reason men on TRT can experience testicular atrophy is because the body recognizes that it’s receiving testosterone from an external source, so it shuts down its own natural production. This is a normal biological reaction that occurs with many different medications and supplements. When the testes stop producing testosterone, they typically go dormant, which can lead to testicular shrinkage and testicular atrophy. 

When you supplement with the HCG hormone, the testes are stimulated to continue producing testosterone, which means they do not go dormant.

This is also helpful if you ever plan to stop your TRT protocol, because your testes will still be active and producing testosterone (though you will likely experience a return of the low-T symptoms that made you start TRT in the first place).

How to Mix and Inject HCG

Learn how to reconstitute and safely inject Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG).