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Testosterone Topical Solution

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using testosterone topical solution if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Testosterone Topical Solution to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

How Does Testosterone Topical Solution Work?

Testosterone topical solution contains the hormone testosterone in a liquid form that is applied to the armpits. It works by increasing testosterone to a normal level. This medication is used on the skin, rather than taken by mouth, because it would have little effect on testosterone levels if taken by mouth.
When medications are taken by mouth, they must first pass through the liver before they reach the bloodstream. The liver metabolizes testosterone extensively before it has a chance to reach the bloodstream, and adequate blood levels of the medication usually cannot be achieved. However, when testosterone is applied to the skin, it bypasses the liver, allowing significant amounts of the hormone to reach the bloodstream.
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