This pharmaceutical gel contains testosterone. It is used to replace hormones in men who cannot produce enough testosterone (for example, due to hypogonadism). This medication enters your bloodstream through the skin and helps your body achieve normal testosterone levels. Testosterone aids in developing and maintaining male sexual characteristics (masculinity), such as a deep voice and body hair. It also aids in the maintenance of muscle and the prevention of bone loss, and it is required for natural sexual ability/desire. Women should not use this medication.
Before you start using testosterone gel and each time you get a refill, read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
There are numerous testosterone products for use on the skin. They may have varying levels of testosterone and thus not have the same effects. Read the dosing instructions for each product thoroughly. Do not switch products without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist.