Average Rating: 2.3 (3 Ratings)

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 1  hypogonadism progressively worse dermititis (rash, itching, redness) of application area. Terrible skin reaction. Was forced from the Compounded Test which worked great by my insurance carrier. They made me use this because it was on their formulary. Not only did I end up with a terrbile skin reaction at the application site, but also felt my old symptoms of low T coming back. Tiredness during the day, lack of stamina, loss of sexual interest, and mild to moderate ED returned. Went off T completely against Dr advise for 5 weeks then decided to pay for my compounded T out of my pocket. Androgel and compounded (cheaper) worked for me, but am considering going back to the injections which were the most effective. M 56 45 days
40 mg 1X D
 4  Hypogonadism None, but slight anxiety for few hours if use is more that recommended as a build up over weeks. Must test levels approx 6-8wk intervals & adjust accordingly. Expensive, but manufacturer has discount program for first 23 mos. Takes longer to dry on application then instructions say, need extra 15mins each AM. M 58 20 months
3 Pumps 1X D
 2  Hypogonadism Severe contact dermatitis. Pain, swelling, itching. This product did raise serum testosterone. But after approximately 3 months of use, it produced a sudden skin reaction over the course of two days. At the application site, I had severe swelling, redness, and itching. Anyone can react badly to a product. But the suddeness of this reaction was a little weird. I think I'll try shots instead. M 39 3 months
40mg 1X D

FORTESTA  (TESTOSTERONE):  This medicated gel contains testosterone. It is used for hormone replacement in men who are not able to produce enough testosterone (hypogonadism). This medication is absorbed through the skin, enters your bloodstream, and helps your body reach normal testosterone levels. Testosterone helps the body to develop and maintain the male sexual characteristics (masculinity), such as a deep voice and body hair. It also helps to maintain muscle and prevent bone loss, and is necessary for natural sexual ability/desire. This drug should not be used by women.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)