Tostran Starter Pack
Whats The Process for Low Testosterone Treatment Online?
If you have not had any treatments from us before then this is the process you need to follow.
- Select the “Starter Treatment” of the product you would like. This differs from the normal pack because it contains 2 testosterone testing kits.
- Fill in the short questionnaire and proceed through the checkout process.
- After review of your consultation our UK registered GP will require you to undergo some blood tests. This is to see if you are likely to benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, to measure your testosterone levels and to determine if treatment is safe for you.
- On approval a testosterone kit will be sent to you.This needs to be completed and sent off before treatment can be started. The test is easy to perform at home and is sent to the Laboratory in London using the free post envelope enclosed in the pack. The results are sent directly to us here within 4 hours of them receiving the tests.
- Our UK GP will review you results and the answers from your questionnaire and either authorise or decline you request.If you request is declined then the total amount minus the cost of the home kit will be refunded to you. The home kit is £35.
- After Dr approval, the medication and the 2nd home test kit is send out to you.
- The second testosterone test needs to be completed after 3 weeks. The results are assessed to ensure, for your health and safety, that the medication is having an effect.
Once the 2 tests have been performed in the first month. We will be sure that the medication is effective and a further test will needed in 6 months time and after that at yearly intervals.
The starter pack price includes the following:-
- 2 testosterone home test kits- can be conducted without any embarrassment from the convenience of your own home, but one will be needed before treatment is initiated. Each blood test is provided at a cost of £35, but you will be able to decide whether or not to proceed at each step of the way.
- 1 packet of the medication
- Doctors Consultation
- Free standard delivery.
Tostran Gelis a clear gel which contains testosterone. Testosterone is a male hormone. Tostran gel is applied to your skin (shoulders or/and upper arms) and testosterone is absorbed directly into your body through skin. It then enters your blood stream and helps to raise your testosterone to normal levels. The type of testosterone delivered into your body by Testim Gel is the same as the testosterone produced in your body.
Tostran gel is used to replace testosterone in men who do not produce sufficient natural testosterone, a condition known as hypogonadism. Testosterone is made naturally in your body in your testicles and help to product sperm and develop and maintain the male sexual characteristics such as a deep voice and body hair. It is also necessary for normal sexual function and sex drive. Testosterone also helps to maintain muscle size and strength.
Tostran Gel is applied to clean dry skin on the abdomen or on the inner thighs (half the dose on each inner thigh); it's recommended that both of these parts of the body are used on different days. It should not be applied to the genitals. The gel should be applied once a day, at about the same time of day; preferably in the morning. If you have a bath or shower in the morning, the gel should be applied after you have washed and dried the skin, not before you have washed: it's recommended that you do not wash the area for at least 6 hours after the gel has been applied, otherwise the amount of testosterone absorbed by the body will be reduced.
Before using Tostran Gel for the first time, the pump needs to be primed, by depressing the piston 8 times. Any gel that is dispensed should be discarded. This only needs doing once for each canister; the canister should then be kept upright while it's in use.
The normal daily starting dose is 3g of gel (60mg of testosterone; 6 depressions of the Tostran pump). Sometimes a higher or lower dose is recommended by the doctor, depending on the response and your general health. The amount used each day should not exceed 4g of gel (80mg of testosterone; 8 depressions of the pump).
The required amount of gel should be put on to one finger, and then rubbed in gently to the abdomen or the inner thighs as above. The hands should then be washed, and dressing can continue after the gel has dried on the skin which usually only takes a few minutes.
The patient information leaflet gives more detail about how the gel should be applied to the skin.
There is a chance that the gel - and therefore testosterone - can be transferred from one person to another by skin contact with the parts of the body that the gel was rubbed in to. This can cause side effects in people who have made contact in this way, even if it is a small amount of contact but over a long period of time. It is important to prevent this happening, especially where contact with pregnant women or children is likely. The product leaflet gives details about how to do this, but briefly, you should wash your hands after applying the gel, cover the application site with clothing after the gel has dried, and shower before any such contact is anticipated (such as sexual contact).
2 Testosterone Home Testing Kits
The active substance is testosterone. One gram of gel contains 20 mg of testosterone. The other ingredients are Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, Anhydrous, Isopropyl Alcohol, Oleic Acid, Carbomer 1382, Trolamine, Butylhydroxytoluene (E321), Water, Purified and Hydrochloric Acid (for pH adjustment).
Like all medicines, Tostran (testosterone) Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects that are considered to be common include a worsening of existing high blood pressure, changes in hair distribution, swelling of the extremities, enlargement of the breast tissue (gynaecomastia), changes to some blood test results, and itching or rashes on the skin where the gel is applied. Side effects that have been linked to testosterone treatments in general include a increased risk of prostate cancer, electrolyte changes, lowered libido, anxiety, nausea, skin reactions such as increased hair growth or hair loss, muscle cramps, cholesterol level changes, and weight gain.
If you experience any changes in skin colour, unexplained nausea or vomiting, ankle swelling, changes in skin colour, any breathing disturbances including those associated with sleep, or too frequent or persistent erections of the penis, then stop using Tostran Gel and talk to your doctor.
For a full list of potential side effects and other important information, please read the patient leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment. It is very important to read the leaflet in full before starting to use Tostran (testosterone) Gel.
There are some situations where Tostran (testosterone) Gel should be used with caution or would not be recommended, for example in women, males under the age of 18 or over 65, men with diagnosed or suspected cancer of any kind especially of the breast or prostate gland, benign prostatic hyperplasia ("BPH") or an enlarged prostate gland, symptoms of lower urinary tract infections, blood disorders including erythrocytosis, high blood pressure, heart failure or heart disease including angina, liver or kidney problems, epilepsy, migraines, sleep apnoea, and people who are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients.
The successful treatment of low testosterone levels can improve type 2 diabetes in some men, so if you have this condition you should monitor it closely and tell your doctor or diabetic nurse in case adjustments to your diabetes medicines are necessary.
Tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, either from your doctor or purchased from a pharmacy. Tostran (testosterone) Gel may not be suitable or may need to be used with caution if you are taking some medicines including warfarin and other anticoagulants, or steroids.
It's very important to give a full picture of your general health in the consultation, to make sure the doctor has all the information required to assess the safety and suitability of treatment for you.
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. Tracking is available on all orders.
We always aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of them being received, if we are unable to meet this
high standard for whatever reason we will always contact you to advise you of the delay.
We offer free UK standard delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
- Standard Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
- Express Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
- Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
- Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45
The cut-off for same day dispatch of orders is 4pm. Orders processed after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Orders are dispatched Monday - Friday. Orders will not be processed on weekends or bank holidays.
We ensure all deliveries 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.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.