AndroGel ® (testosterone gel) 1% and % are controlled substances, available by prescription, used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone due to certain medical conditions. It is not known if AndroGel is safe or effective to treat men who have low testosterone due to aging . It is not known if AndroGel is safe or effective in children younger than 18 years old . Testosterone products that are applied to the skin may have different doses, strengths, or application instructions that may lead to different levels of testosterone in your body .
Hi I’ve been prescribed testogel half ml daily. The first two weeks I felt so emotional but by week four a bit better so I upped the dose to just over half a ml and wow what a difference. Libedo came back and I feel stronger and maybe a bit too assertive! Down side my skin broke out, not acne but a few pimples. Then I was prescribed estrogen VJ cream also half a ml twice a week. (Only for two months) This has made all the difference. My skin is back to normal and I’m not aggressive but my libedo is still high. I have serious spinal problems and I can definitely feel the difference – less pain, hopefully the testosterone will strengthen my bones. Just wish there was more info out there for us women on testosterone.
"Currently available in South Africa we have the long-acting intramuscular injection which usually needs to be administered every three months. The gels are not readily available locally yet and the short-acting injectables are not ideal in that blood levels are not constant, and may result in supranormal levels which are responsible for largely preventable side effects which include mood swings including 'roid rage', acne and breast enlargement in men. Oral preparations need to be taken three times a day which makes compliance difficult," he said.