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What is AndroGel pump used for?

Testosterone is a naturally occurring male hormone necessary for many processes in the body. AndroGel Pump 1.25 g/actuation (for the skin) is used to treat conditions in men that result from a lack of natural testosterone. Testosterone will not enhance athletic performance and should not be used for that purpose.

What does AndroGel do for a man?

It is used for hormone replacement in men who are not able to produce enough testosterone (for example, due to hypogonadism). This medication is absorbed through the skin, enters your bloodstream, and helps your body reach normal testosterone levels.

When should AndroGel be used?

No matter which packaging option you choose, you should apply AndroGel 1.62% at the same time each morning after showering or bathing.

Is AndroGel a steroid?

Testosterone gel (AndroGel T gel 1% CIII) was manufactured by Besins Iscovesco (Paris, France) and supplied by Solvay Pharmaceuticals. The formulation is a hydroalcoholic gel containing 1% T (10 mg/g). We have previously shown that about 9–14% of the steroid in the gel applied is available to the body.

Does AndroGel work immediately?

Luckily, diagnosis is easy (your testosterone levels were low) and treatment remarkably effective. Starting one packet of AndroGel per day is fine. You should see things “looking up” within a week or two. If not, the dose may need to be increased.

Will testosterone gel make me bigger?

Treatment with testosterone injections was associated with 5.7% increase in lean body mass and 10-13% increase in total body strength, leg strength, and arm strength. Treatment with testosterone gel was associated with only 1.7% increase in lean body mass and 2-5% increase in total body and arm strength.

Can testosterone gel increase size?

Serum testosterone levels were measured and remained equivalent for both modes of therapy. Average penile growth response with gonadotropin was 14.3% increase in length and 5.0% increase of girth. Topical testosterone produced an average increase of 60% in penile length and 52.9% in girth.

Does testosterone gel give you energy?

Testosterone Therapy “Often Makes Them Feel Better”



“The biggest benefit is usually in how men feel,” Anawalt says. “For hypogonadal men, testosterone therapy often makes them feel better. Many men will report improved sexual function and pleasure and some will report improved energy and vitality.”

What happens when you stop using AndroGel?

Hypogonadism, sometimes known as Low Testosterone, due to certain medical conditions requires ongoing treatment, so you must use AndroGel 1.62% daily, as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop, your testosterone levels may fall back to previous levels in 2 or 3 days.

How long does it take for testosterone gel to start working?

Effects on sexual interest appear after 3 weeks plateauing at 6 weeks, with no further increments expected beyond. Changes in erections/ejaculations may require up to 6 months. Effects on quality of life manifest within 3–4 weeks, but maximum benefits take longer.

Does AndroGel cause weight gain?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: breast pain/enlargement, swelling of the feet/ankles (edema), weight gain, very slow/shallow/difficult breathing (possibly while sleeping), weakness.

Does AndroGel cause heart attacks?

Studies find AndroGel and other testosterone therapy drugs can cause heart attacks.

Does AndroGel make you tired?

chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder; liver problems–nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

Does testosterone make you hard?

Testosterone treatment has not been shown to improve erections in men with normal testosterone levels. And studies show that it does not help men with low testosterone levels if ED is their only symptom.

Does masturbating reduce testosterone?

What to know about masturbation and testosterone. Many people believe that masturbation affects a man’s testosterone levels, but this is not necessarily true. Masturbation does not seem to have any long-lasting effects on testosterone levels.

Where do you rub testosterone gel?

Make sure that you wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying the gel. Apply AndroGel® 1% to a clean, dry, intact skin of the shoulders, upper arms, or abdomen (stomach), unless your doctor tells you to use it on another part of your body.

Does testosterone gel improve erections?

For men with erectile dysfunction and low testosterone who do not respond to Viagra™* (sildenafil) alone, the supplemental use of AndroGel™** (testosterone gel) improves erectile function and overall sexual satisfaction, according to a Columbia University Medical Center study.

What’s better testosterone gel or injections?

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that injectable testosterone results in fewer cardiovascular adverse events than gel- or patch-based formulations, offering hope that new forms of drug delivery can rekindle a once-hot market that’s been stalled by the FDA’s safety concerns.

Can I apply AndroGel at night?

For maximum absorption, you may want to apply in the morning and shower in the evenings, or apply after your morning shower. However, showering two hours after applying can help you avoid transferring the Testosterone gel to others via skin-to-skin contact.

When should you get testosterone therapy?

Testosterone therapy should be initiated only after two morning total serum testosterone measurements show decreased levels, and all patients should be counseled on the potential risks and benefits before starting therapy.

Does AndroGel cause weight gain?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: breast pain/enlargement, swelling of the feet/ankles (edema), weight gain, very slow/shallow/difficult breathing (possibly while sleeping), weakness.

Does AndroGel raise blood pressure?

The most common side effects of AndroGel 1.62% include increased prostate specific antigen (a test used to screen for prostate cancer), mood swings, high blood pressure, increased red blood cell count, and skin irritation where the gel is applied.

Does AndroGel cause heart attacks?

Studies find AndroGel and other testosterone therapy drugs can cause heart attacks.

Does AndroGel affect sleep?

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, hair loss, trouble sleeping, change in sexual desire, redness/swelling of the skin, change in skin color, and acne may occur.