What does FORTESTA treat?
FORTESTA is a prescription medicine that contains testosterone. FORTESTA is used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone due to certain medical conditions. Your healthcare provider will test your blood before you start taking and while you are taking FORTESTA.
How do you get prescribed FORTESTA?
The recommended starting dose of FORTESTA is 40 mg of testosterone (4 pump actuations) applied once daily to the thighs in the morning. The dose can be adjusted between a minimum of 10 mg of testosterone and a maximum of 70 mg of testosterone.
How long does it take FORTESTA to dry?
Allow the gel to dry on your skin before you cover it with clothing (eg, shorts, pants, t-shirt). Wait for at least 2 hours (for AndroGel® 1.62%, Fortesta®, and Vogelxo™) or 5 hours (for AndroGel® 1%) after applying this medicine before showering or swimming.
Does fortesta cause weight gain?
swelling, rapid weight gain, shortness of breath during sleep; chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder; liver problems–nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
Is fortesta the same as Androgel?
Fortesta (testosterone) is a convenient topical form of testosterone hormone replacement, but it can be spread to another person if skin-to-skin contact occurs. Androgel (testosterone) is an effective medication for treating low testosterone levels. You put it on like a lotion, so it’s very easy to apply.
When is the best time of day to apply testosterone cream?
It is best to apply testosterone gel or solution in the morning. To help you remember to apply testosterone topical, apply it at around the same time every day.
How many pumps are in fortesta?
FORTESTA is available in a metered-dose pump. Each pump actuation provides 10 mg of testosterone and each container is capable of dispensing 120 pump actuations.