BRAND: Sun Pharmaceuticalsceuticals

SUBSTANCE: Testosterone supplements

PACK: 14 sachet per box

Pharmachologic effect

Endogenous androgens, mainly testosterone, secreted by the testicles, and their basic metabolite dihydrotestosterone are responsible for the development of external and internal genital organs and for the development and preservation of secondary sexual characteristics (stimulation of hair growth, coarsening of the voice), libido; For the general effect on the anabolism of proteins; For the development of skeletal muscles and the distribution of subcutaneous fat; For a decrease in urinary excretion of nitrogen, sodium, potassium, chlorides, phosphates and water. Testosterone does not cause development of testicles: it reduces the pituitary secretion of gonadotropins. The effects of testosterone on certain target organs are manifested after the peripheral conversion of testosterone to estradiol, which then binds to estrogen receptors in the target cell nuclei (such as the pituitary gland, adipose tissue, brain, bones, etc.).

Mode of application

Androgel is applied externally. Before the start of therapy, all patients should be examined and excluded oncological diseases of hormone-dependent organs (for example, the prostate gland), such examinations are also necessary during therapy (every 6-12 months). It is recommended to use the gel once a day (preferably in the morning). Before applying the gel, it is necessary to clean and dry the skin. Do not apply the gel if the skin is damaged.

Side effects

  • irritation, erythema , acne at the application site;
  • dizziness , headache ;
  • paresthesia , mood changes;
  • enlargement of the prostate and mammary glands , mastodynia ;
  • increased blood pressure;
  • diarrhea ;
  • alopecia .

Gynecomastia occurs in patients previously treated for hypogonadism .

The appointment of high doses: irritability, nervousness, prolonged or frequent erections, weight gain.