Testim Dosage

The recommended starting dosage of Testim is one 5 gram tube applied to the skin once a day. The medication should be applied to clean, dry, healthy skin on the shoulders or upper arms. If your testosterone levels do not improve after two weeks, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to 10 grams daily (two entire tubes).

 

Testim Dosage: An Introduction

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

Testim Dosing for Low Testosterone

The recommended started Testim dosage is 5 grams (an entire tube, which provides 50 mg of testosterone) applied to the skin once daily. After two weeks, your healthcare provider should check your testosterone levels again, preferably in the morning. If they are still low, the dose may be increased to 10 grams once daily (two tubes, which supply 100 mg of testosterone).
 

General Information on Dosing With Testim

Some considerations for people using Testim include the following:
 
  • The medication is a gel that is applied to the skin once daily. It comes in single-use tubes.
     
  • Apply Testim at the same time each day, preferably in the morning. Apply it to clean, dry, healthy skin on the shoulders or upper arms. Do not apply Testim to the genitals.
     
  • Make sure to wash your hands after applying the gel. Give the gel a few minutes to dry before you dress. Make sure to wait at least five or six hours before showering or swimming.
     
  • Be sure to cover the application site (once the gel is dry) with clothing to minimize contact with women or children. You should wash the area thoroughly before any skin-to-skin contact (such as for sexual intercourse).
     
  • Until the gel dries, it is flammable. Stay away from open flame until the gel is dry.
     
  • Ideally, the application site should not be washed for two hours after applying the gel, in order to give the medication a chance to be absorbed.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not increase your dosage or use it more frequently than prescribed without your healthcare provider's approval.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Testim dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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