If the serum testosterone concentration is below 5.0 µg/l, the dose should be increased to 4 g/day (80 mg testosterone). If the testosterone concentration is above 15.0 µg/l, the dose should be reduced to 2 g/day (40 mg testosterone). Smaller 0.5 g gel (10 mg testosterone) dosage adjustment may be made if necessary.
Four depressions dispenses 2 g of gel, providing 40 mg of testosterone for application to the skin. Six depressions dispenses 3 g of gel, providing 60 mg of testosterone for application to the skin. Eight depressions dispenses 4 g of gel, providing 80 mg of testosterone for application to the skin. Apply the gel onto clean, dry intact skin, once a day at the same time each day, for example in …
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Testim ® (Testosterone 1%) was the second gel developed as a unit dose of 5 g tube of 1% strength containing 50 mg of testosterone, applied to the shoulders by hand (Steidle et al., 2003).
Dihydrotestosterone (Andractim®) 2.5% gel for topical application Dihydrotestosterone is a synthetic version of a hormone called testosterone. It is used for children with hormone deficiencies. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what andractim 2.5% gel is, how it is used and some of the possible side effects.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium has advised (April 2019) that testosterone gel (Testavan®) is accepted for restricted use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of adult male hypogonadism, when testosterone deficiency has been confirmed by clinical features and biochemical tests, and in patients who require a transdermal delivery system.
Tostran® 2% is a gel in a pump dispenser, and one measured pump (which contains 10 milligrams of testosterone) is usually used three times a week. Testogel ® is a testosterone products that come as a gel in a sachet.
Manufacturer advises apply gel on clean, dry, intact skin of abdomen or both inner thighs, preferably in the morning. Gently rub in with a finger until dry before dressing. Wash hands with soap and water after applying gel; avoid washing application site for at least 2 hours. Not to be applied on genital area.
The testosterone gel/cream should be to applied to clean dry skin (lower abdomen/upper thighs) and allowed to dry before dressing. Skin contact with partners or children should be avoided until dry and hands should be washed immediately after application. The area of application should not be washed for 2-3 hours after application.
In the NHS, Testosterone is usually given as a gel, which you rub into your skin. It comes as a gel in a small sachet and you only need to rub a pea- size amount of this gel into your skin. One 50mg sachet should last around 10 days. It should be rubbed onto your lower abdomen or your thighs.