Generic: testosterone topical
An androgens and anabolic steroid - It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice
What is this medicine?TESTOSTERONE (tes TOS ter one) is the main male hormone. It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice. This gel is used in males to treat low testosterone levels.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is applied at the same time every day (preferably in the morning) to clean, dry, intact skin. If you take a bath or shower in the morning, apply the gel after the bath or shower. Open the packet(s) or tube(s) needed for proper dosage, or, if using the multi- dose pump, pump the dose into the palm of your hand. You can put the entire dose into your palm at once or just a little at a time to apply; however, be sure you use the correct total dose. Apply to the appropriate skin site (see below). Allow the skin to dry a few minutes before putting on clothing. The skin gel is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, or smoking until the gel has dried. Wash your hands after use.
For AndroGel: Apply on the shoulders, upper arm, or abdomen as directed. Do not apply to the scrotum or genitals. It is best to wait for 5 to 6 hours after application of the gel before showering or swimming.
For Testim: Apply on the shoulders or upper arms as directed. Do not apply to the scrotum, genitals, or abdomen. Do not shower or swim for at least 2 hours after application of the gel.
Make sure that you are using your testosterone gel product correctly. You will get an information sheet with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. This sheet may change.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.