Testoheal Gel is a 1% testosterone preparation in the form of a gel for application to the skin, intended for replacement therapy. Testosterone gel is one of the most frequently prescribed drugs for patients with low testosterone levels (hypogonadism). This drug raises the level of testosterone in the blood by penetrating through the skin. The inactive ingredients in testosterone gel are: carbomer, ethanol (67.0%), isopropyl myristate, purified water, and sodium hydroxide.
Instructions for the use of Testosterone gel recommend using it in case of a lack of testosterone production, as replacement therapy. The positive effects of using this drug include:
Testosterone gel is intended for use on the skin.
The recommended dosage is 5g of gel (50mg of testosterone), which corresponds to 1 sachet of gel, the contents of which are applied to the skin once a day at about the same time of day, preferably in the morning.
The daily dose should be individually selected, but should not exceed 10g of gel per day. The user can gradually adjust the required dose as the dose increases.
Application should be done on clean, dry and healthy skin on both shoulders or both arms or abdomen and should be done by the user himself. It is not necessary to rub it into the skin.
After opening the sachet, squeeze the entire contents into the palm of your hand and immediately apply to the skin. Allow the gel to dry for at least 3-5 minutes before putting on your clothes. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after use.
Testosterone gel should not be applied to the genitals (penis and scrotum), as the high alcohol content can cause local irritation.
It is advisable that there should be at least 6 hours between applying the gel and bathing or taking a shower. However, occasional showering or bathing 1-6 hours after the application of the gel should not significantly affect the treatment.
Like all medicines, Testosterone gel can have side effects. However, this does not happen in everyone.
At the recommended dose of 5g of gel per day, the most frequently observed side effects are skin reactions at the site of application (e.g., redness of the skin, acne and dry skin).
The following side effects have also been observed:
Memory impairment, high blood pressure, enlarged prostate, diarrhoea, headache, drowsiness, mood swings, decreased libido, nervousness, emotional distress, depression, hair loss, acne, breast tension, breast enlargement, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate).
Due to the alcohol content, frequent use can additionally cause skin irritation and dryness