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Why Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel?

Why Testogel

Dosage

Dosage

The recommended dose is two pump actuations of gel, applied once daily at about the same time.1

However, the dose can easily be adjusted depending on the clinical or laboratory response in individual patients (not exceeding four pump actuations or 81 mg testosterone per day). The adjustment of posology should be achieved by increments of one pump actuation of gel.1

Daily doseNumber of pump actuations
Lowest daily dose1.25 g (20.25 mg testosterone)1 actuation
Recommended dose2.5 g (40.5 mg testosterone)2 actuations
Maximum dose5.0 g (81 mg testosterone)4 actuations

The dose should be titrated based on the pre-dose morning testosterone blood levels.1 Serum testosterone should be monitored at least 2–4 weeks after treatment initiation.2

Steady state blood testosterone levels are usually reached by the second day of treatment with Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel.1

In order to evaluate the need to adjust the testosterone dosage, blood testosterone levels should be assessed periodically. Blood testosterone levels should be measured in the morning before application of the product, after the steady state is reached.1

References

  1. Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel – Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) – https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/8919/smpc. Accessed April 2021.
  2. Ullah MI, Riche DM, Koch CA. Transdermal testosterone replacement therapy in men. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2014;8:1010–112.

TES/2020/009. April 2021.

Adverse event reporting

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. Adverse events should also be reported to Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd Drug Safety on 0203 862 0920 or Email: pharmacovigilance@besins-healthcare.com