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Testosterone replacement therapy for male hypogonadism should be considered when testosterone deficiency has been confirmed by clinical features and biochemical tests. The clinical features are described in the previous tab. 1

A guide to conducting the biochemical test is provided below.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TESTING AND MONITORING WHEN USING TESTOGEL 16.2 mg/g gel

please refer to the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and Patient Information Leaflet

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TESTING AND MONITORING WHEN USING TESTOGEL 16.2 mg/g gel

please refer to the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and Patient Information Leaflet

Free Testosterone levels can be measured one of two ways: 3, 4

• Equilibrium dialysis

• Vermeulen equation (uses total testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin and albumin to calculate free testosterone)

 

You will find a calculator* using the Vermeulen equation here: http://www.pctag.uk/testosterone-calculator

*This is a link to an external site and the calculator is not produced by Besins Healthcare

WHEN IS TREATMENT RECOMMENDED

Watch Professor Geoff Hackett from the University of Bedfordshire discuss the Recommended Level of Testosterone at which to Treat Testosterone Deficiency in Men.

TESTS NEEDED PRIOR TO TREATMENT

Watch Professor Geoff Hackett from the University of Bedfordshire discuss the Tests Needed Before Putting a Man on Testosterone.

WHEN IS TREATMENT RECOMMENDED

Watch Professor Geoff Hackett from the University of Bedfordshire discuss the Recommended Level of Testosterone at which to Treat Testosterone Deficiency in Men.

TESTS NEEDED PRIOR TO TREATMENT

Watch Professor Geoff Hackett from the University of Bedfordshire discuss the Tests Needed Before Putting a Man on Testosterone.

WHEN IS TREATMENT RECOMMENDED

Watch Professor Geoff Hackett from the University of Bedfordshire discuss the Recommended Level of Testosterone at which to Treat Testosterone Deficiency in Men.

TESTS NEEDED PRIOR TO TREATMENT

Watch Professor Geoff Hackett from the University of Bedfordshire discuss the Tests Needed Before Putting a Man on Testosterone.

REFERENCES:

1. Testogel 16.2 mg/g gel Summary of Product Characteristics.

2. The British Society for Sexual Medicine: Guidelines on the management of sexual problems in men: the role of androgens. 2017. Available at: https://www.endocrinology.org/media/1454/10-12-01_uk-guidelines-androgens-male.pdf Accessed: November 2018.

3.The Endocrine Society’s Clinical Guidelines: Testosterone therapy in adult men with androgen deficiency syndromes. 2010. Available at: https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/95/6/2536/2597900
Accessed: February 2018.

4. De Ronde W et al. Clin Chem 2006; 52: 1777-1784

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 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: drugsafety@besins-healthcare.com

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