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What is Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel

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Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel is a treatment for testosterone deficiency that contains testosterone. It is prescribed by a doctor when you have:1

It is used to increase testosterone levels when not enough is made by the body naturally.

How does Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel work?

Over time, testosterone deficiency affects your body, energy levels, and mental outlook in a negative way.2 This is because your body might be struggling to manage lots of important processes, without enough testosterone to help.

Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel works by replacing natural testosterone when not enough is produced by the body. Using Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel every day can raise your testosterone levels back into the normal range and, with continued use, help keep them there.1

How does Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel work?

How Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel works and how the treatment restores normal levels of testosterone in the body.


What to expect from your treatment

Testosterone deficiency affects your whole body in many different ways. This means that different symptoms of testosterone deficiency will take different amounts of time to improve during treatment.

When you start using Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel, some of your symptoms should improve within a few weeks, but others could take a couple of years to fully improve.3

Find out more about duration of treatment and when you can begin to expect symptoms to improve.

Track your progress using the T Track app

Reveiw your symptoms using the Ageing Males’ Symptom (AMS) scale in the T Track app. Monitor your progress over time and find out everything you need to know about Testogel® 16.2mg/g gel.

Download the app on iOS or Android.

Find out about the T Track app

T-track app

Stay on your treatment

It’s important to continue your treatment for as long as your doctor tells you to. Although Testogel® 16.2 mg/g helps to control your symptoms, it does not cure your condition. This means that your symptoms may return if you stop applying Testogel® 16.2 mg/g against the advice of your doctor.

Use the Ageing Males’ Symptoms (AMS) scale to regularly review your symptoms.


  1. Testogel® 16.2 mg/g gel – Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) – (emc). Accessed April 2021.
  2. Hackett G, Kirby M, Edwards D, et al. British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency, With Statements for UK Practice. J Sex Med. 2017;14(12):1504–1523.
  3. Saad F, Aversa A, Isidori AM, et al. Onset of effects of testosterone treatment and time span until maximum effects areachieved. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011;165(5):675–685.

BHUK/2020/025. April 2021.

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.