) is a gel containing the hormone
testosterone, for use by men who do not produce enough of the
Though present in both sexes, testosterone is particularly
important for the development and health of male reproductive
system and male characteristics, such as facial hair and a deep
Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men:
Testosterone levels naturally fluctuate as a man grows, peaking
during puberty and gradually diminishing with age. While many other
factors influence natural testosterone production, the hormone
should remain present in amounts sufficient for maintaining
reproductive health and male characteristics.
If levels fall below a certain amount the effects are detrimental
to both physical and mental health:
- Hair thinning or loss
- Voice changes
- Loss of bone mass
- Loss of lean body mass
- Weight gain
- Decrease in height
- Diminished sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased strength or endurance
- Fatigue, low energy or excess sleeping
- Mood swings, apathy or depression
Testogel offers a solution for men who do not produce sufficient
levels of testosterone naturally. Replacement therapy will begin to
reverse low-level effects, restoring masculine characteristics and
Each dose of Testogel comes in an individually wrapped sachet.
Rarely a physician will recommend 10 mg (2 sachets) a day, but the
normal dose is a single sachet. Never exceed 10 mg a day.
Application is easy and safe as long as handling guidelines are
- Rub gel on clean, dry skin on the shoulders, upper arms, or
abdomen. Do not rub it on any other part of the body,
especially genitals -- skin may become irritated and painful.
- Allow the gel to dry for several minutes before putting on
- Testogel is flammable -- avoid smoking or open flames until the
gel is dried.
- Wait several hours before showering or swimming to give the
medication time to be absorbed.
- After application, wash hands and any residue on surfaces
thoroughly. Dispose of open sachets carefully where children and
pets will not come into contact with them.
- Even residual traces of Testogel on skin, fabrics, or other
surfaces may negatively affect other members of the household.
Avoid skin contact and carefully clean up after use.
- If women or children do come into contact with
Testogel, immediately wash the area with soap and water.
Some improvement may be noticed just days after starting treatment,
but on average it takes 3 to 4 months of use before hormone levels
stabilize and the full effects are felt.
It's very important to understand that this product may have
severely negative effects if children or women come into contact
with it. It is designed to be absorbed into the skin; touching any
surface, including skin, which contains residual Testogel may be
sufficient exposure to cause reactions -- from early onset of
puberty in children to facial hair growth in women.
Extra care should be taken around pregnant or nursing women.
Elevated testosterone levels can be extremely damaging to unborn or
Some men are not good candidates for Testogel use, as there is a
significantly higher risk of side effects:
- Sleep apnea
- Prostate or breast cancer
- High risk of developing prostate cancer
- Enlarged prostate
- Liver, kidney, lung or heart disease
Pregnant or nursing women should never use or handle Testogel under
Otherwise healthy men rarely suffer adverse effects from using a
testosterone gel. However, if reactions are severe or persistent,
it should be brought to the attention of a physician before
- Severe acne
- Hair loss
- Male breast tenderness
- Mood swings
Certain other medications, supplements and vitamins may interact
with Testogel. A doctor or pharmacist can point out potentially
dangerous risks and suggest alternative treatments if needed.
Active ingredient: testosterone
Inactive ingredients: triethanolamine, purified water,
carbopol, isopropyl alcohol