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What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you happen to realize that you missed a dose shortly after the time you were supposed to apply it, you can either skip the missed dose or take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if you are more than a few hours late for your dose, it is best just to skip it and continue with your regular schedule tomorrow.
 

Who Makes Testosterone Gel?

Testim is made by Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AndroGel is made by Abbott Products, Inc., and is marketed and distributed by Abbott Laboratories. Fortesta is made by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 

How Should It Be Stored?

Testosterone gel should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

Available Strengths

The medication is available in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Testim 5 gram single-use tubes (50 mg of testosterone per tube)
  • Fortesta 0.5 gram pump, which provides 60 doses, with 0.5 grams of the product (10 mg of testosterone) per pump
  • AndroGel 1% gel 2.5 gram packets (25 mg of testosterone per packet)
  • AndroGel 1% gel 5 gram packets (50 mg of testosterone per packet)
  • AndroGel 1% gel 1.25 gram pump, which provides 60 doses, with 1.25 gram of gel (12.5 mg of testosterone) per dose
  • AndroGel 1.62% gel 1.25 gram pump, which provides 60 doses with 1.25 grams of gel (20.25 mg of testosterone) per dose.
      

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic AndroGel or Generic Testim for more information).
 
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