Unfortunately, Testim is currently unavailable from the manufacturers. It is expected to be available again at the end of August.
We recommend Testogel as a suitable alternative for the interim, should you need a supply in the meantime. Testogel contains the same active ingredient at the same strength and is applied in the same way as Testim.
Maximum per order: 3
Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Testim gel is a medication which is used to replace testosterone for men suffering from hypogonadism – a condition in which the body cannot naturally produce enough testosterone. Testosterone is produced in the testicles and is responsible for sperm production, as well as the development of male characteristics such as facial hair and a deep voice. Testosterone also plays a vital role in sexual function and drive as well as the development and strength of muscle tissue.
Testim gel contains testosterone and can be applied directly to your skin, allowing it to be absorbed directly into your body. From here, it enters your bloodstream, topping up your levels of testosterone.
For males, testosterone plays a vital role in many facets of life, including:
A low production of testosterone can lead to further medical problems such as:
As men age, their natural testosterone production levels slowly decrease. If one or both testicles have to be removed, for example as a result of testicular cancer, then testosterone production will be drastically decreased. Other causes include a decrease in testicle function as a result of testicular disease, this is known as hypogonadism or eunuchoidism. Another cause is a decrease is gonadotrophin production by your pituitary gland which is caused by pituitary disease.
Treatments for replacing testosterone, such as Testim gel, should only be used by men who have been diagnosed by a doctor to have low levels of testosterone. Do not use Testim gel if your testosterone levels are normal as this may cause serious side effects and will provide you with no benefit.
Testosterone replacement medications can be used alongside medications for ED (erectile dysfunction), such as Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis.
Testim gel comes in the form of 5g tubes and each one contains 50mg of testosterone.
If you use testosterone gels it is possible to transfer it to other people if you come into skin contact with them. Because of this it is advised that you take precautions, especially around pregnant women and children. This is because testosterone can produce masculine symptoms such as the growth of facial hair and deepening of the voice. Always thoroughly wash your hands after applying the gel and try to cover the area where possible. You should take a shower before any close interaction, such as sexual intercourse. The gel should be left on for at least six hours before showering.
Before taking any testosterone replacement medication you will need to undergo blood tests. If you experience any of the following symptoms then you should contact your doctor immediately as it means that your testosterone levels are too high:
Increased testosterone levels can increase the rate at which prostate cancers grow. Because of this your doctor will perform a thorough examination of your prostate before beginning this medication. Once you have begun testosterone replacement therapy your doctor will want to continue with prostate exams at least every year.
The only way that levels of testosterone can be measured is via a blood test. Because levels of testosterone in the blood change throughout the day, multiple readings will need to be taken in order to know for sure. Early morning is usually the best time as this is when testosterone levels are highest.
Try to maintain a healthy balanced diet as well as maintaining a good exercise routine. Some times low testosterone can be caused by being over weight. If you need help finding some tips on what to eat and what exercises are best for you, there are some great tips on the NHS Choices website.
Testim gel should only be applied to the shoulders or upper arms. Before use, thoroughly clean and dry the skin. Testim gel only needs to be used once a day and should be preferably taken in the morning. The gel should always be applied after a shower, never before. The area of application should remain unwashed for at least 6 hours, allowing time for the testosterone to be fully absorbed.
The usual dosage of Testim gel is 5g per day. In certain circumstance two tubes may be prescribed per day, if this is the case it should be applied to both sides of the body.
Most people will not suffer from any adverse side effects as a result of using Testim gel, however some common potential side effects include:
If you experience any side effects not listed here or have any further concerns about Testim gel then you should contact your doctor immediately.
There is only one active ingredient in Testim gel:
There are also several inactive ingredients in Testim gel:
Before using Testim gel you should read the following warnings.
Testim gel should only be used by men who are over the age of 18. Women or children should avoid coming into contact with any parts of the body that have been applied with Testim gel. This product should not be used by women of any age.
Testim gel should not be used if:
Before using Testim gel you should speak to your doctor if:
Any of the conditions listed above may become aggravated when using Testim gel – for this reason you should fully inform your doctor before usage.
If, after applying Testim gel to your skin, you develop a negative reaction to the gel, then cease usage and contact your doctor immediately.
If you are a competing athlete then it is important to bear in mind that Testim gel may produce positive results in doping tests. Testosterone should not be used by healthy individuals as a way to improve strength or muscle mass.
Always inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications as they will be in a better position as to advise you going forward. Testim gel can affect other medicines, and for this reason your dosing may need to be altered. If you are taking any of the following then this is particularly important:
It is possible that treatments with testosterone may affect your body’s level of the hormone thyroid. The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating your body’s metabolism and general growth and is located in the neck. These small changes in thyroid levels should not have any overall negative affect on you.
Propylene glycol is present in Testim gel and this may irritate your skin.
Measures should be taken to avoid spreading Testim gel to other individuals, especially women and children. This can increase their testosterone levels and lead to unwanted side effects. Here are some tips to avoid transferring the gel onto other people:
What should you do if you unintentionally expose someone to Testim gel?
If someone becomes exposed to your Testim gel then you should thoroughly wash the area of contact immediately to avoid absorption. The longer Testim gel is left on the body the more testosterone will be absorbed. This is even more important if coming into contact with pregnant women and children.
If they develop any symptoms associated with increased levels of testosterone, such as increased hair growth or acne, then they should contact their doctor immediately.
Before undergoing any treatment you should always read all available information in order to make sure you are making a fully informed decision.
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Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail
We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.
We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.
Both Testim gel and Testogel are available in boxes of 30 sachets or tubes. Some individuals do not like the unpleasant odour of Testim gel so Testogel is available as an alternative.
Tostran on the other hand is available in pump form and should be applied to the shoulders.
Testim treatment helps patients with low testosterone levels to alleviate symptoms such as reduced muscle mass. It should not be used in bodybuilding, and should not be used without consulting a medical practitioner. Unsolicited use of this product can be harmful to your health.
Testim gel is safe to use, but only in men who are affected by long term testosterone deficiency. This gel is not safe for women or children.
There has been some recent research into hormone replacement therapy as a treatment for symptoms of the menopause. However, Testim is not prescribed to treat menopausal symptoms, as safety studies have not been carried out.
Testim, as a testosterone replacement treatment, can sometimes cause additional hair growth.
Testim is a long-term treatment for low testosterone. You may start to notice effects after 14 days of continuous treatment. At this stage, testosterone levels and dosage are measured and adjusted accordingly.
Testim can be an effective treatment in men who are struggling with libido and fertility problems by alleviating the effects of low testosterone levels.
When using Testim, you need to be wary of the gel transferring to other people. This could happen with bodily contact, shared clothing or bed sheets. This can cause side effects in people who have made contact in this way, even if it is a small amount of the product. It is important to prevent this from happening – particularly with women or children.
You should wash your hands after applying the gel, cover the application site with clothing once the gel has dried, and shower before any contact is anticipated.
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