This page is intended for patients who have been prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

intended for patients prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

Intended for patients prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for detailed instructions before using your treatment. The Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) provides information that may be more relevant for your health care professional. The information below and on the next tab is provided as a brief overview.

What is Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel used for?

TESTOGEL 16.2 mg/g gel is indicated in adults as testosterone replacement therapy for male hypogonadism when testosterone deficiency has been confirmed by clinical features and biochemical tests. Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel is used to replace the body’s natural hormone testosterone when not enough is made by our body.

Expectations

What can I expect from my treatment with Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel?

A review of different types of testosterone replacement therapy suggested the following: you can expect some symptoms to improve within 3 months. Other symptoms may take longer to improve. The maximum effect of treatment on symptom alleviation could be seen between 6-12 months.1

Your doctor will monitor your progress to ensure you are receiving the right treatment and dose, so make sure you continue to visit your doctor regularly.

How much should I use?

The recommended dose is two pump actuations of gel (i.e. 40.5 mg of testosterone) applied once daily at about the same time, preferably in the morning. However your doctor may adjust your dose according to your symptoms and blood tests.

1 pump actuation of Testogel = 1.25 g of gel = 20.25 mg of testosterone.

Your doctor will tell you how many times to press the plunger to get the correct dose for you.

How to prepare your Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel?

Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel comes in a pump specifically designed to deliver a consistent amount of testosterone gel each time you press down the plunger.

Expectations

What can I expect from my treatment with Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel?

A review of different types of testosterone replacement therapy suggested the following: you can expect some symptoms to improve within 3 months. Other symptoms may take longer to improve. The maximum effect of treatment on symptom alleviation could be seen between 6-12 months.1

Your doctor will monitor your progress to ensure you are receiving the right treatment and dose, so make sure you continue to visit your doctor regularly.

How much should I use?

The recommended dose is two pump actuations of gel (i.e. 40.5 mg of testosterone) applied once daily at about the same time, preferably in the morning. However your doctor may adjust your dose according to your symptoms and blood tests.

1 pump actuation of Testogel = 1.25 g of gel = 20.25 mg of testosterone.

Your doctor will tell you how many times to press the plunger to get the correct dose for you.

How to prepare your Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel?

Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel comes in a pump specifically designed to deliver a consistent amount of testosterone gel each time you press down the plunger.

Setting up your Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel

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

1. Remove the cap from the canister to reveal the plunger

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

3. Do not use the gel released and safely discard it in a rubbish bin

Your pump is now ready to use. You won’t need to perform these steps again.

Setting up your Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel

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

1. Remove the cap from the canister to reveal the plunger

2. Remove the stopper from the spout

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

4. Do not use the gel released and safely discard it in a rubbish bin

Your pump is now ready to use. You won’t need to perform these steps again.

How to use Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel?

3 simple steps to follow each day:

Apply
  • Apply the gel approximately at the same time every morning onto clean, dry, healthy skin as a thin layer on both shoulders and upper arms.
  • DO NOT apply to the upper chest, or genitals or abdomen
Wash
  • Wash hands with soap and water after applying gel
  • It seems preferable to observe at least 2 hours between gel application and bathing or showering.
Cover
  • Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel dries within 3-5 minutes
  • After it dries the area should be covered with clothing
  • If someone else comes into contact with the application site, they should wash their skin with soap and water as soon as possible
an illustration showing where to apply Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel and where to avoid application

Click here to watch a video on how to apply Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel and how it works

Please refer to the Testogel 16.2 mg/ gel package leaflet for further information

Click here to watch a video on how to apply Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel and how it works

Please refer to the Testogel 16.2 mg/ gel package leaflet for further information

Click here to watch a video on how to apply Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel and how it works

Please refer to the Testogel 16.2 mg/ gel package leaflet for further information

Precautions

What precautions should I take when using Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel?

Transfer risk:

During close and relatively long periods of skin contact testosterone may be transferred to another person unless you cover the treated area. This could cause your partner to show the signs of increased testosterone.

The following precautions are recommended:
  • 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 before intimate contact
If you believe testosterone has been transferred to another person:
  • Wash the area of skin which may have been affected immediately with soap and water
  • Report any signs such as acne or changes in the growth or pattern of hair on their body or face to your doctor
Skin contact 

Wash application areas before any direct skin contact with someone else.

What if I miss a dose/application?

Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten individual dose. Apply the next dose at the usual time.

Patient Information Leaflet
Patient Information Leaflet
Summary of Product Characteristics
Summary of Product Characteristics
References:

1. Saad F et al. European Journal of Endocrinology, 2011; 165: 675-685.

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 package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard 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.

This page is intended for patients who have been prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

intended for patients prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

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