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Applying Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel

Before taking Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel, you should read the package leaflet.

Setting up your pump

Follow these steps when you use your pump for the first time:1

Step 1

Step 1

Remove the cap from the canister to reveal the plunger

Step 2

Step 2

Press the plunger down 3 times, collecting the gel on a tissue

Step 3

Step 3

DO NOT use the gel released on the tissue, instead safely discard it in a rubbish bin

How to apply1

Apply Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel using 3 simple steps each day.

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

How to apply Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel

How to prepare your pump dispenser containing Testogel® 16.2
mg/g gel for the first time and for daily application.


Check out tips and tricks for keeping a good Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel routine.


Your doctor will tell you how many depressions of the plunger to make to get the correct dose of gel for you.

  • Apply the gel at the same time every morning, onto clean, dry, healthy skin. Apply as a thin layer on both shoulders and upper arms
  • Leave to dry – Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel dries within 3–5 minutes
  • DO NOT apply to the upper chest, genitals or abdomen

Please note, this product contains alcohol (ethanol 96%) and is flammable until dry.

Wash your hands
  • With soap and water, immediately after applying gel
  • Wait at least 2 hours after gel application before you bathe, shower or swim
Cover up
  • After the application area dries it should be covered with clothing
  • If someone else comes into contact with the application site, they should wash the affected area with soap and water as soon as possible
Don’t forget
  • Wash application areas before any direct skin contact with someone else
  • Avoid washing/submerging the application area for at least 2 hours after treatment – otherwise you may not get the full dose of testosterone from your application

Check out tips and tricks for keeping a good Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel routine.


Adverse event reporting

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this packaged leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Transfer risk

Transfer risk

The testosterone present in Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel can be transferred to others through direct skin-on-skin contact. This could cause people that stay in extended contact with you to show signs of excess testosterone. Increased testosterone levels, in people without testosterone deficiency, can have undesirable effects.

Preventing transfer

Preventing transfer

Transfer risk is minimised if you follow some simple rules:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water after applying the gel
  • Cover the application area with clothing once the gel has dried
  • Take a shower 2 hours after application and before any intimate contact
What if transfer occurs

What if transfer occurs

Don’t worry, if you think you might have transferred testosterone to someone, tell them to:

  • Wash the area that may have been affected immediately with soap and water
  • Report any signs of testosterone exposure to their doctor. Acne, or changes in the growth/pattern of hair on their body or face are all signs that they may have been exposed to testosterone
Missed applications

Missed applications

If you miss a dose or wash it off by accident, don’t worry. Just apply your next dose at the usual time. You don’t need to take a ‘double’ dose to make up for a missed dose.

Communication is key

Share any concerns with your partner and work together to establish a routine that works with your lifestyle.


  1. Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel – Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) – (emc). Accessed April 2021.

BHUK/2020/025. April 2021.