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Testosterone Topical Solution Dosage

Your healthcare provider will recommend a dosage of testosterone topical solution based on your response to the drug, your current medications, and other factors. The recommended starting dose for most men is two pumps (one pump to each armpit). The medication is typically used once daily, preferably in the morning, after any deodorant or antiperspirant has been applied.

An Introduction to Dosing With Testosterone Topical Solution

The dose of testosterone topical solution (Axiron®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to testosterone topical solution
  • Your testosterone levels
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Testosterone Topical Solution Dosage for Low Testosterone

The recommended dose when starting testosterone topical solution is 60 mg (2 pumps) once daily, one pump to each armpit. After at least two weeks, your healthcare provider should check your blood testosterone levels any time from two to eight hours after your daily dose of testosterone topical solution.
 
Your healthcare provider may then need to adjust your dosage based on your test results. You may be increased to three pumps (90 mg total) or even four pumps (120 mg total) daily or perhaps decreased to just one pump (30 mg) per day.
 
If you need three or four pumps per day, make sure that you apply only one pump per armpit at a time and wait for the product to dry before applying additional pumps.
 

General Information on Using Testosterone Topical Solution

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with testosterone topical solution include the following:
 
  • The medication is a liquid that is applied to the armpits once daily. It comes in a pump that delivers exactly the right amount of medication each time.
     
  • Apply your testosterone topical solution dosage at the same time each day, preferably in the morning. Apply it to clean, dry, healthy skin of the armpits only.
     
  • Apply testosterone topical solution after any antiperspirant or deodorant that you use to avoid contaminating your antiperspirant or deodorant with the medication. This is not expected to interfere with the effectiveness of the medication in any way.
     
  • Use the included application cup to apply the medication; do not use your hands.
     
  • Be sure to cover the application site with clothing once it is dry to minimize contact with women or children. You should wash the area thoroughly before any skin-to-skin contact, although this product is cleverly designed to minimize skin-to-skin contact, since it is applied to the armpits only.
     
  • Ideally, you should not swim or wash the application site for two hours afterward in order to give the medication a chance to be absorbed.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take it more frequently than prescribed without your healthcare provider's approval.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or testosterone topical solution dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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