This hormone is vital for development of masculine attributes and male growth. In a testosterone based topical gel or cream, the drug is absorbed via the skin, enters the bloodstream, and enables the body to attain adequate testosterone levels.
Testosterone allows the body to produce and maintain male sexual attributes (masculinity), such as body hair and a deep voice. Furthermore, it facilitates the maintenance of muscle and prevention of bone loss. It is also necessary for normal sexual ability and desire. Women should not use testosterone gel or cream.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides judicious and well documented compounding treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Various testosterone products are available for application on the skin. Different products may contain varying quantities of testosterone and may not offer the same results. It is important to read the dosage instruction cautiously. The patient should not change products without consulting with their physician or pharmacist.
In case the patient is using the gel pump, they should understand how to prepare the pump for usage. The patient can pump this drug into their palm or straight onto the application area. The patient should ask their pharmacist for directions if they are unsure about pump usage.
The patient should apply the medication as instructed to a dry, clean area of the skin on the shoulders or upper arms one time a day in the morning or as directed by their physician. The patient should use this medication only in areas that will remain covered if they were to wear a t-shirt with short sleeves.
Specific brands of the drug can also be used on the stomach region (abdomen). The patient should review the product’s instructions or ask their pharmacist if a particular brand may be used on the abdomen. It is not sagacious to apply this medication to skin that is broken or irritated, or the genitals (penis or scrotum). The patient should not allow others to apply this medication to their body as well.
The dosage depends on the patient’s health condition, lab tests, and treatment response.
After the Application of Cream or Gel
Following the application of medication, it is important to thoroughly wash the hands with soap and water to decrease the risk of accidentally applying this medicine on other individuals. The patient should wait for a few minutes for the application area to dry prior to wearing clothes.
It is also paramount to always wear clothes that cover the application area until the patient is able to wash these regions thoroughly with soap and water.
For best results, the patient should wait for a few hours (between two to five depending on the brand) before showering or swimming to enable the medication to be properly absorbed through the skin.
The patient should check the information provided by the manufacturer or ask their pharmacist for more details. The patient should routinely use this medication for the best outcomes and using it the same time every day can help them remember when to apply it.
American Integrative Pharmacy receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and other towns and suburbs in this region of California for a wide range of compounding treatments.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.