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When and How to Use Fortesta

General considerations for when and how to use the medication include the following:
  • Fortesta is a gel that is applied to the skin once daily. It comes in a multi-use pump.
  • Apply Fortesta at the same time each day, preferably in the morning. Apply it to clean, dry, healthy skin on the front and inner thighs.
  • Do not apply this medication to the genitals. Avoid the area of the thighs that might come into contact with the scrotum.
  • Make sure to wash your hands after applying the gel. Give the gel a few minutes to dry before you dress. Be sure to wait at least two hours before showering or swimming.
  • Until the gel dries, it is flammable. Stay away from open flame until the gel is dry.
  • For Fortesta to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take it more frequently than prescribed without your healthcare provider's approval.

Dosing Information

The dose of Fortesta your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to Fortesta
  • Your testosterone levels
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Fortesta Dosage for more information.)
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