Application and Use information for each drug provided by their respective manufacturer.
AndroGel is a topical hormone gel that works by supplementing or replacing the testosterone that is naturally made in the body. Testosterone is a male hormone necessary for many body processes, and an AndroGel testosterone treatment is used to help patients that are experiencing symptoms or signs of decreased testosterone levels. For best results, apply AndroGel at the same time each day to dry, clean unbroken skin on the upper arms or shoulders and avoid showering, bathing or swimming for at least five hours after application. Serious side effects of an AndroGel testosterone treatment include swelling of the ankles, difficulty urinating, low fever, nausea, jaundice, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine or stools and prolonged, frequent or bothersome erections. Do not take AndroGel if you are a woman or if you are using a corticosteroid, a blood thinner or insulin as these medications may interfere with AndroGel. Avoid applying the product to your scrotum or penis.
Androderm is a patch designed to deliver testosterone for 24 continuous hours to non-scrotal, intact skin such as the thighs, back, upper arms and abdomen. An Androderm testosterone treatment is used to help conditions in men that occur due to a lack of natural testosterone in the body and should not be used by women. Do not use this product if you use a blood thinner, insulin, steroids or prednisone and avoid application to your scrotum and penis. Before using Androderm, tell your physician if you are overweight, have kidney or liver disease, suffer from chronic breathing problems or sleep apnea or if you have diabetes. Older men taking Androderm may be at an increased risk of cancer or prostate enlargement. Serious side effects of an Androderm testosterone treatment include swelling of the ankles, urinating complications, burn-like blistering of the skin or skin irritation, nausea, jaundice, stomach pain and frequent, bothersome or prolonged erections.
Axiron is a colorless, clear topical solution administered to the underarms only at the same time each morning. It is designed to treat males with low or no amounts of naturally occurring testosterone and should be applied after bathing or showering. Do not apply an Axiron testosterone treatment to the upper arms, shoulders, scrotum, penis or abdomen or use your hands or fingers when applying. Women should not use this product as it may cause birth defects in fetuses. If a pregnant woman comes into contact with the solution, the skin should be thoroughly washed as Axiron may absorb into the skin. Severe side effects of an Axiron testosterone treatment include nausea, jaundice, urinating problems, ankle swelling, loss of appetite, abdominal pain and bothersome erections. Do not use this product if you are currently taking prednisone, steroids, blood thinners or insulin, and tell your doctor if you are overweight, have diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease or if you have chronic breathing complications.
Bio T-Gel, designed to replace testosterone loss in adult males, may cause early symptoms or signs of puberty such as enlarged clitoris or penis, early development of pubic hair and increased sex drive in young children accidentally exposed to the product. A Bio T-Gel testosterone treatment should only be applied to areas that will be covered by a short sleeve t-shirt including the upper arms, abdomen and shoulders. It is not yet known whether a Bio T-Gel testosterone treatment is effective or safe in individuals under 18 years of age. Avoid using this product if you are allergic to testosterone, are pregnant, have or might have prostate cancer or currently have breast cancer. Bio T-Gel may intensify the symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland, may increase the risk of prostate cancer and may cause common side effects including skin irritation, acne, increased red blood cell counts and higher cholesterol levels.
Delatestryl is an injection given in the patient’s buttock every one to four weeks or as directed by a physician. It is intended to treat conditions caused by a lack of testosterone including impotence, delayed puberty or other hormonal imbalances. It is also used in women to treat various levels of breast cancer that has spread to different parts of the body. Avoid a Delatestryl testosterone treatment if you are pregnant, have male breast cancer or prostate cancer or if you have had an allergic reaction to hormone therapies. Severe side effects include ongoing erections, rapid weight gain, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, increased thirst, bone pain, restlessness, memory problems and confusion. Women may experience acne, enlarged clitoris, changes in libido or menstrual periods or male-pattern hair growth on the chest or chin. Medications that may interact with a Delatestryl testosterone treatment include steroids, prednisone, warfarin or other blood thinners and diabetes drugs and insulin.
Depo-Testosterone is an injection that supplements or replaces that naturally occurring testosterone in the body. Testosterone occurs naturally in the bodies of both men and women, and a lack of this hormone may result in hormonal imbalances such as delayed puberty or impotence. A Depo-Testosterone treatment may interact with oral diabetes medications, blood thinners, steroids and insulin, so talk to your doctor before starting this or any other testosterone treatment therapy. Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart complications such as heart attacks, coronary artery disease, heart disease or if you have high cholesterol, a blood clotting or bleeding disorder or cancer. Avoid receiving this medication if you are pregnant, have prostate cancer, male breast cancer or if you are allergic to hormone treatments. A Depo-Testosterone treatment is given every two to four weeks or as directed by a healthcare provider. Serious side effects include continuous erections, rapid weight gain, jaundice, nausea, bone pain, confusion, memory problems and difficulty urinating. Women may develop male-pattern hair growth, acne, enlarged clitorises or experience changes in libido or menstrual periods.
Fortesta is a testosterone gel available by prescription for those who have suffering from symptoms and conditions that result from of low testosterone levels. Fortesta may be applied onto the thighs; do not apply Fortesta gel to the upper arms, shoulders, scrotum or penis. Women should not use Fortesta as it may cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor before using Fortesta if you are overweight or if you have diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, chronic breathing problems or sleep apnea. Fortesta may cause jaundice, swelling of the ankles, urination difficulties and bothersome, prolonged or frequent erections. Tell your doctor about other medications that you take, particularly blood thinners, insulin or certain steroids.
Striant is a buccal system that absorbs moisture from the mouth. It is used as a testosterone therapy for men suffering the conditions that occur due to a natural decline in testosterone levels. Regularly inspect the gum area where Striant is applied, and report any changes to your dentist or doctor. Do not use Striant if you have prostate or cancer. Before using Striant, tell your healthcare provider if you have kidney disease, liver disease, enlarged prostate, sleep apnea or diabetes. Women should avoid Striant particularly if they are breastfeeding or pregnant as it has been known to cause birth defects. Possible side effects include jaundice, liver damage, prolonged or frequent erections, breathing disturbances, leg or ankle swelling, vomiting, nausea and allergic reactions. Tell your doctor if you are taking propranolol, insulin, warfarin or other blood thinners or a corticosteroid as these may interact with Straint.
Testim is a topical solution used by males over the age of 18 struggling with low testosterone levels or by males unable to product testosterone. Older men using this product may be at an increased risk of developing cancer or prostate enlargement. A Testim testosterone treatment should not be applied to the abdomen, scrotum or penis and avoid showering, bathing or swimming for at least five hours after application. Serious side effects include burn-like blistering, loss of appetite, skin irritation that does not heal over time, swelling in the ankles, problems with urination and bothersome, prolonged or frequent erections. Other medications that may affect a Testim testosterone treatment include steroids, insulin, blood thinners and prednisone. Tell your healthcare provider if you are overweight, have been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease or if you have diabetes or sleep apnea before using Testim. Testim can be absorbed through the skin and cause symptoms of male features in a child or woman who comes into contact with the product.
Testopel comes in the form of cylindrically shaped pellets and is an approved treatment for adult males struggling with conditions associated with absent or low testosterone levels in the body. It is a pill that is implanted into the body to continuously provide testosterone to the patient for as many as three to four months and does not carry any risk of transference. Severe side effects of Testopel Pellets include temporary blindness, seizures, headache, slurred speech, sudden and severe inability to speak, blurred vision and weakness in the leg or arm on one side of the body. Avoid using this product if you have prostate cancer, if you are a woman or if you have breast cancer as a Testopel testosterone treatment may cause elevated blood levels of calcium. A Testopel testosterone treatment may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer or raise the likelihood that the man will develop an enlarged prostate.