Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group and is found in humans. testosterone is secreted primarily by the testicles of males and, to a lesser extent, the ovaries of females. Small amounts are also secreted by the adrenal glands. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.
This medicated gel contains testosterone. It is used for hormone replacement in men who are not able to produce enough testosterone (hypogonadism). This medication is absorbed through the skin, enters your bloodstream, and helps your body reach normal testosterone levels.
Testosterone helps the body to develop and maintain the male sexual characteristics (masculinity), such as a deep voice and body hair. It also helps to maintain muscle and prevent bone loss, and is necessary for natural sexual ability/desire.
This drug should not be used by women.
How to use Testosterone 10 Mg/0.5 Gram/Actuation Transdermal Gel Pump
Read the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use provided by your pharmacist before you start using testosterone gel and each time you get a refill. Learn how to use the pump and how to apply the gel correctly. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
There are many testosterone products available for use on the skin. They may have different amounts of testosterone and may not have the same effects. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each product. Do not change products without asking your doctor or pharmacist.
Follow the instructions for priming the pump if you are using it for the first time.
Apply the medication to clean, dry skin on the front and inner thigh(s) as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Pump this medication directly onto the thigh(s). Use one finger to rub the gel in evenly. Apply only to areas that would be fully covered by clothing (shorts or pants). Avoid applying this medication to broken, irritated skin. Do not apply this medication to other areas of the body including to the genitals (penis or scrotum) or to the area of the thighs next to the genitals. Do not let others apply this medication to your body.