What is testosterone gel prescribed for?
Testosterone topical gel is used for the treatment of males whose bodies do not make enough natural testosterone, a condition called hypogonadism. Testosterone is a male hormone responsible for the growth and development of the male sex organs and maintenance of secondary sex characteristics.
How do I get testosterone gel?
Squeeze the entire contents directly onto the skin where you will apply the gel. You may also empty the packet into the palm of your hand and then apply the medicine. Throw away the empty foil packet in a place where children and pets cannot reach it.
Can you put testosterone gel anywhere?
Apply on the shoulders and upper arms as directed. Do not apply to other parts of the body including the abdomen, genitals, chest, armpits, or knees. Be sure you use the correct total dose. It is best to wait 2 hours after application of the gel before washing, showering, or swimming.
Can you buy testosterone gel over the counter?
Testosterone is only available with a prescription, so nothing sold over-the-counter in the United States contains it.
Can I put AndroGel on my balls?
Commercially available testosterone gel is called (in the United States) AndroGel. It (and presumably your product as well) should not be inserted into any body cavity, including your butt! Nor should it be applied to your scrotum. (You should let your doctor know this!
What is AndroGel ®?
Androgel ® is clear, odourless and well-tolerated gel which will help improve physical and metabolic markers, as well as sexual and mental wellbeing. 1-2 Simple and convenient to use, Androgel ® replenishes testosterone levels to within the physiological range with daily application-helping to restore men back to their level best. 3
What is the reference range for free testosterone?
The reference range for free testosterone is in the region of 80 to 300 picograms per millilitre (pg/ml) for men and 1.1 to 6.3 pg/ml for women. Free testosterone is the fraction that is not stuck to SHBG or albumin.
Is transdermal testosterone well absorbed?
Transdermal testosterone is available in the form of AndroGel or custom made from a compounding pharmacy. Transdermal testosterone is well absorbed in most men, but not everybody. Some patients just do not absorb transdermal testosterone in my experience. I don’t know why.
What are the benefits of taking testosterone supplements?
Taking supplements to increase testosterone will improve muscle mass and increase stamina, as well as enhance sexual appetite and health in general. Compared to that of a young male, an older man’s body produces less and less testosterone as he ages. A testosterone booster can help provide the body with the extra juice needed to perform better.