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Testosterone Gel Dosage

Before prescribing a dosage of testosterone gel, your healthcare provider will consider several factors, such as your testosterone levels, the particular product, and how you respond to the drug. The recommended starting dose (for both AndroGel 1% and Testim) is 5 grams applied to the skin once daily. However, this may be increased if testosterone levels remain low.

Testosterone Gel Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of testosterone gel (AndroGel®, Fortesta™, Testim®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The particular product
  • How you respond to the gel
  • Your testosterone levels
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

AndroGel 1% Dosage Guidelines

For AndroGel 1%, the recommended starting dose is 5 grams applied to the skin once daily. After a while, your healthcare provider should check your testosterone levels again. If they are still low, the dose may be increased (first to 7.5 grams once daily, then to 10 grams once daily if necessary). If your testosterone levels are too high after taking the 5-gram daily dose, it is recommended that you stop taking AndroGel.
 
For AndroGel 1% gel, the packets contain 2.5 grams or 5 grams of the gel. The pump provides 1.25 grams with each depression of the pump. For a 5-gram dose, use four depressions of the pump. For a 7.5-gram dose, use six depressions of the pump. For a 10-gram dose, use eight depressions of the pump.
 

AndroGel 1.62% Dosage Guidelines

For AndroGel 1.62% (which comes only in a pump), the recommended starting dose is two pumps (40.5 grams) applied to the skin once daily. After a while, your healthcare provider should check your testosterone levels again. If they are still low, the dose may be increased up to a maximum of four pumps (81 grams) daily. If your testosterone levels are too high after taking the 40.5 (two pumps) dose, your dosage may be reduced to just one pump a day.
 
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