Testogel may not be suitable for everyone. This is because certain medications and conditions can interact with Testogel, which can make it potentially unsafe, or less effective. Your doctor or pharmacist will give more advice if you are unsure whether Testogel is right for you. Our doctors will review the information you provide on our online questionnaire, and approve Testogel if it is safe for you to take.
Can women use Testogel?
No, testogel is licensed for use in men only. We only prescribe to men.
Testogel and bodybuilding
Some bodybuilders use Testogel to boost testosterone levels. This helps to increase muscle mass. At Superdrug Online Doctor, we do not advise or prescribe Testogel for this purpose. Instead, we only prescribe Testogel to those with low testosterone levels.
Before using Testogel, you should talk to your doctor if you:
- have epilepsy or migraines (Testogel may make the condition worse)
- have or are being treated for high blood pressure (testosterone may cause an increase in blood pressure)
- have severe liver, heart, or kidney disease (treatment with Testogel may cause severe complications like water retention in your body)
- have cancer that affects your bones (Testogel may increase levels of calcium in your urine or blood)
- have breathing difficulties (breathing problems during sleep have been reported when using Testogel)
- have risk factors for a blood clot, including: previous blood clots in you or a close family member; smoking; obesity; any form of cancer, or if you are immobile
Testogel is not recommended for children. This is because no clinical information is available for boys aged 18 and under. Women should not use Testogel too as there is a chance of developing male characteristics.
During close and long periods of skin contact, testosterone can be transferred to another person unless you have covered the treated area. This could show signs of increased testosterone, like more hair on the body and face. Make sure you wear clothes that cover the application area when using Testogel. It is essential that a pregnant woman does not come into contact with the gel - read the leaflet for more information about how to avoid this.
Medications that interact with Testogel
You should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking, have recently taken, or plan to take other medicines while using Testogel.
Medicines in particular include:
- oral anticoagulants (used to thin the blood)
If you take any of these medicines, they could lead to your dose of Testogel being adjusted.
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