What is TestoGel?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Testosterone

TestoGel is a brand name topical product of testosterone used for replacement therapy in males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Low testosterone 6 5
Hypogonadism 2 1
Androgen deficiency 1 1
Klinefelter syndrome 1 1
Pituitary adenoma 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with TestoGel

Side effect Patients
Acne 1
Hair growth increased 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking TestoGel

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 1
2 x 50 mg/5 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking TestoGel

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking TestoGel

Duration

Currently taking TestoGel

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking TestoGel

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking TestoGel and switched to:

Treatment Patients
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (Pregnyl) 1
Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for TestoGel

Aug 15, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Klinefelter syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for hypogonadism)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg/5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
Last updated:
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