This medication is used by men who do not make enough of a natural substance called testosterone (hypogonadism). Testosterone belongs to a class of drugs known as androgens. Testosterone helps the body to develop and maintain male sexual characteristics (masculinity), such as a deep voice and body hair. It also helps to maintain muscle and prevent bone loss, and is necessary for natural sexual ability/desire.This drug should not be used by women.
How to use Testosterone Gel In Metered-Dose Pump
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using testosterone and each time you get a refill. Follow the illustrated directions for the proper use of this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Gently blow your nose before using this medication. Follow the instructions on how to properly prime the bottle if you are using it for the first time.
Use this medication in the nose as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times a day (6 to 8 hours apart). After applying the medication into both nostrils, gently squeeze your nostrils together and lightly massage. Do not apply this medication to other areas of your body. If another part of your body comes in contact with this medication, wash the area with warm water and soap.
Do not blow your nose or sniff for 1 hour after using this medication. Wipe the tip of the applicator with a clean, dry tissue after each use.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
Misuse or abuse of testosterone can cause serious side effects such as heart disease (including heart attack), stroke, liver disease, mental/mood problems, abnormal drug-seeking behavior, or improper bone growth (in adolescents). Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. When testosterone is misused or abused, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as depression, irritability, tiredness) when you suddenly stop using the drug. These symptoms may last from weeks to months.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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