Testosterone - Topical

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
This medicine helps replace testosterone for those who lacks or do not produce enough testosterone.
How do I use this medicine?
Apply Testosterone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine is available as a gel.

How to use this medicine:
  1. Gel is available in a pump or in a packet. If you are using a pump, prime and pump the prescribed dose from the bottle. For gel in a packet, squeeze the gel out of the packet.
  2. Apply the gel in a clean, dry and intact area of the skin such as the shoulder or upper arms. Limit the application site to areas which can be covered by your clothing.
  3. Spread the prescribed dose over the application site. Wash hands with soap and water after application.
  4. Let the gel dry before putting on your clothes. Keep the application site covered or clothed to minimise risk of any contact of the medicine to others.
  5. Do not swim, shower, or bath after the application of this medicine.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not apply more than what is instructed by the doctor to make up for the missed dose.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • cancer of the breast
  • known or suspected cancer of the prostate
as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

Testosterone is not intended for use in women, and must not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • blood clotting disorder
  • enlarged prostate
  • migraine
  • epilepsy (fits or seizures)
  • sleep disorder characterised by pauses or shallow breathing
Inform your doctor that you are using Testosterone as this medicine may interfere with certain laboratory tests.

After application of this medicine, avoid any skin contact of the application site especially with a woman or a child.

Avoid contact of this medicine with your eyes or mouth. Rinse immediately if the medicine accidentally gets into your eyes or mouth. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyesight.

Do not apply this medicine to your genitals, chest, armpits, knees or back.

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Certain routine tests may be conducted to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.
What side effects could I experience?
Testosterone may cause any of the following side effects: headache, acne, application site reaction such as itching, rash or redness of the skin.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of this medicines:
  • blood-thinning medicines e.g. warfarin
  • medicines for diabetes e.g. insulin
  • anti-inflammatory medicines e.g. corticosteroids
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Testosterone.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Testosterone - Topical and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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