Testogel (Returning Patients)

Testogel (Returning Patients) (30 tubes)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Wed. 31 May.

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Testogel is a treatment for men that can be used in testosterone replacement therapy. The clear gel contains testosterone and can be used to increase levels in men with low or no production of testosterone, a condition known as hypogonadism.

If you feel like you have low levels of testosterone then you must undergo an examination by your doctor in order to be prescribed Testogel and other testosterone based treatments.

As a topical treatment, Testogel is absorbed directly into your skin. It should be applied to the skin around the shoulders and upper arms. It passes through your skin and into your bloodstream, increasing your levels of testosterone. The testosterone present in Testogel is the exact same as your naturally occurring testosterone.

Testosterone is a vital hormone in male life, responsible for the production of sperm, the maintenance of the sex drive, potency of erections, as well as prostate and reproductive issues. For this reason, hypogonadism can be an incredibly difficult condition to deal with, both physically and psychologically.

As men age, their natural testosterone levels will decrease. Testosterone replacement therapies such as Testogel will help to return your levels of this hormone back to normal, relieving any negative symptoms you may have developed.

Testogel should be applied to the skin in a thin, even layer. This will allow it to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

Remember, this medication is for use by men only. It should not be used by women, and they should avoid contact with the gel altogether. This particularly applies to women who are pregnant as the testosterone can be absorbed and will have adverse side effects on both the mother and the baby. If contact does happen then the area should be washed with soap as soon as possible.

It is recommended that Testogel is applied every day at the same time, usually in the morning. The recommended daily dose will vary from patient to patient and will depend on the results of your blood tests.

Testogel should only be applied to skin which is healthy, clean, and dry. A thin layer can be applied to your shoulders, upper arms, or stomach. After opening each sachet of gel it should be immediately applied to your skin. The gel should be allowed to dry for at least 5 minutes before applying a dressing or wearing clothing. Thoroughly wash your hands after use. Testogel should never be applied to the genital area as it may cause irritation (due to the presence of alcohol present).

If you miss an application, and your next application is less than twelve hours away, you should skip the missed application. You should never apply twice the amount of Testogel to make up for a missed treatment.

Testogel should only be used by men over the age of 18. Always follow the instructions as laid out by your doctor, if you are unsure or have any questions, always consult your doctor.

The usual dose of Testogel is 5g, which contains 50mg of testosterone. It should be applied at roughly the same time every day and ideally in the morning. The dose may be adjusted on an individual basis and this will be done by your doctor.

You should continue to use Testogel unless you have been otherwise instructed by your doctor.

Some side effects are very common and will occur in roughly 10% of people.
Skin irritation and dryness (due to the alcohol)
Acne
Some side effects are common and will occur in roughly 1-10% of people.
Diarrhoea
Dizziness
Headaches
Hair loss
Development of painful, tender or enlarged breasts
Changes to your prostate gland
An increase in blood pressure
Changes to your mood
Increase in red blood cell count
Changes in lipid levels
Skin hypersensitivity
Stinging
Loss of memory
 
If you have concerns regarding any of the information above, or you have a question that was not answered here, do not hesitate to contact your doctor for professional advice.
 

Each sachet of Testogel contains one active ingredient:

  • Testosterone 50mg

 Each sachet of Testogel also contains several inactive ingredients:

  • Carbomer 980
  • Isopropyl myristate
  • Ethanol 96%
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Purified water.

Before using Testogel it is important to familiarize yourself with the following warnings:

Testogel should not be used if:

  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients listed above.
  • You have prostate cancer.
  • You have breast cancer.

 

Before undergoing any testosterone replacement therapy you must show clinical signs of a testosterone deficiency. These can include:

  • Decrease in masculine characteristics
  • Decreased body mass
  • Feelings of weakness or fatigue
  • Decrease in sex drive
  • Difficulty in having or maintaining an erection
  • Laboratory tests

 

Testogel should not be used as a treatment for:

  • Sterility
  • Impotence
  • Children
  • Women

 

If you are androgynous then you may have an increased risk of benign prostatic hypertrophy (an enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer. For this reason your doctor will want to perform regular examination throughout your treatment.

If you are currently suffering with heart, kidney, or liver disease, then Testogel can cause complications by increasing your body’s water retention.

If you have high blood pressure or have been treated for high blood pressure then you should inform your doctor as Testogel can increase blood pressure.

Some individuals have reported an increase in breathing difficulties after being treated with testosterone. This usually occurs in individuals who are overweight or who were already suffering from breathing problems.

If you have bone cancer, Testogel may increase the levels of calcium in your urine and blood. Your doctor might want to test these levels throughout your treatment of Testogel.

Using Testogel and other testosterone replacement therapies for a long period of time can increase the number of red blood cells in your blood, this is known as polycythaemia. For this reason your doctor will want to take regular blood tests.

If you suffer from epilepsy or migraines then you should exercise caution when using Testogel as these ailments can be made worse.

If you suffer any severe skin conditions as a result of using Testogel then you should stop using it and consult your doctor.

It is possible that you may be taking too much testosterone, this might be indicated by:

  • Increased irritability
  • Increased nervousness
  • Increase in weight
  • Frequent erections
  • Prolonged erections

 

It is possible that close skin contact could transfer testosterone from you to another individual. This can be dangerous and should be avoided, especially women and children. It is recommended that you follow the following advice:

  • Thoroughly wash and dry your hands after using Testogel
  • Once the gel has dried, cover the area with clothing
  • Wash yourself in the shower before close physical contact

 

If you think that you may have accidentally transferred testosterone to someone else you should:

  • Thoroughly wash and dry the affected area immediately
  • Report any changes masculine physical changes to your doctor

 

In order to make sure that you do not put others at risk you should avoid physical contact where possible. It is also a good idea to wear clothing over the application area during contact. If in doubt, wait at least six hours after an application before making physical contact.

If you are currently taking or have recently taken any other medications, even those not prescribed by doctors, please inform your doctor. Certain medications such as insulin, anticoagulants, and corticosteroids, may require an adjusted dose of Testogel.

Pregnant women should avoid Testogel where possible. Increased testosterone in pregnant mothers can lead to the development of unwanted male characteristics in the baby. If you do come into contact with Testogel wash with soap immediately. This is particularly important to bear in mind if your partner becomes pregnant.

Testogel has no impact upon your ability to drive or use heavy machinery.

Testogel can cause a positive reaction in anti-doping tests.

Before you begin using Testogel make sure to read all of the available product information contained on the packaging leaflet.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

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 30 day window.

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.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

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.

Need to know more about Low Testosterone?

Visit our advice area or chat online to our support team

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it safe to use Testogel?

    Like most medical treatments, there are some side effects associated with any hormone replacement therapy. However, because the aim of hormone replacement therapy is to return your body to ‘normal’ levels, the side effects are rare. Your doctor will explain this to you and should monitor you regularly throughout your course.

  • What benefits can I expect from using Testogel?

    By getting your testosterone levels back up to normal you will notice improvements in sexual function, sex drive, and emotional stability. You will also see increases in your energy levels and stamina, including more hair growth and an increase in masculine features. Over time your skin texture may change, and you risk of developing depression or osteoporosis decreases.

  • How often should I apply Testogel?

    One tube of gel should be used every day, in the morning if possible.

  • If I use Testogel, will I need to get any kind of tests?

    Before you can be given any hormone replacement therapy doctors must test the hormone levels in your body. More tests will be taken after a couple of weeks in order to make sure you are receiving the required dose of testosterone. This involves taking blood samples and can be completed easily at home. From this point blood tests will usually be repeated every 6 months, and then annually. Improvements in any of the adverse symptoms mentioned above will be an indication that the treatment is working.

  • Does using Testogel increase my risk of developing prostate cancer?

    It is possible that replacement testosterone will increase the growth-rate of pre-existing prostate cancer. For this reason your doctor will perform a prostate exam before you start using Testogel. The risk of developing prostate cancer is the same among those with testosterone replacement therapy and those with normally functioning testosterone production.

  • Will using Testogel have any effect on my fertility?

    Low levels of testosterone are associated with low sperm levels in the testes; however testosterone replacement therapy may also decrease sperm levels. The way in which testosterone impacts upon the production of sperm is very complex, if you have any queries then contact your health care professional for advice.

  • Will using Testogel increase my aggression levels?

    Testogel has only been linked with increased aggressive behaviour in very rare circumstances. The reason for this is because Testogel will be carefully managed in order to return your testosterone levels to normal, not to raise them to excessively high levels which can increase aggression.

  • How long do I need to use Testogel for?

    In order to maintain a proper quality of life, testosterone levels will need to be kept at normal levels. In order to avoid the reoccurrence of symptoms you will usually have to take Testogel for the long-term, under the guidance of doctors.

  • Can I improve my Testosterone levels in other ways?

    General improvements in health have been shown to boost the rate at which your body naturally produces testosterone. Here are some tips you can use to help give yourself a boost:

    • Get plenty of sleep, aim for at least 7 hours per night. Make rest a top priority.
    • Maintain a healthy diet. Obesity can increase the risk of developing a testosterone deficit. Being underweight can also decrease levels of testosterone.
    • Be as active as possible. Men who are physically active have higher levels of testosterone. Regular physical exertion will help to boost your testosterone levels. Do not overdue it however as too much exercise can decrease levels of testosterone.
    • Try and keep you stress levels down. Cortisol, the stress hormone, can inhibit your body’s ability to release testosterone. Try not to spend too much time working, and add relaxing activities to your daily schedule such as reading, or listening to music.
    • Eating healthier foods and a well-balanced diet can have innumerable benefits. You should seek dietary advice from your doctor.

We are a trusted pharmacy

We are regulated by a number of organisations in the UK including the MHRA, GPhC & CQC to ensure we offer the highest level of service to every one of our customers.

Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

How does it work?

It's easy! Follow our simple 5-step process to get the treatments you need in no time.

  • 1 Select your treatment
  • 2 Complete a simple health questionnaire
  • 3 A healthcare professional reviews your answers
  • 4 Fast, discreet delivery to your door
  • 5 Easily re-order in a few clicks

Can't find what you're looking for?

We can order almost any prescription or over the counter treatment. If you can't find what you are you looking for, please contact our support team on 0333 2200 519 or chat online.

Your basket

Your basket is empty

Start shopping

Did you know you can search from anywhere on the site? Simply press 's' on your keyboard and our quick search tool will appear.

Alternatively you can view a list of all of our treatments and treated conditions.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact our support team on 0333 2200 519 or chat online.