Testim

When and How to Take Testim

Some general considerations 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 dose or use it more frequently than prescribed without your healthcare provider's approval.
     

Dosing Information

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