Flexible dosing using either a pump or packets

  • The starting dose of AndroGel 1.62% is 40.5 mg of testosterone (2 pump presses or one 40.5 mg packet).1
  • Flexibility to titrate up or down in 20.25 mg increments to a maximum dose of 81 mg based on response to therapy.1

The application site and dose of AndroGel 1.62% are not interchangeable with other topical testosterone products.

Do not apply AndroGel 1.62% to any other parts of the body, including the abdomen, genitals, chest, armpits (axillae), or knees.

Dose Adjustment

  • Monitor pre-dose morning serum total testosterone (TT) concentration 14 and 28 days after starting treatment, following dose adjustment and periodically thereafter, and titrate based on patient's response to therapy.1
Dose adjustment criteria.

Dose adjustment criteria1

  • Pre-dose morning serum
    total testosterone concentration
  • >750 ng/dL
  • ≥350 ng/dL and ≤750 ng/dL
  • <350 ng/dL
  • Dose titration
  • Decrease daily dose by 20.25 mg
  • No change: continue on current dose
  • Increase daily dose by 20.25 mg

Safety Considerations1

Strict adherence to the following precautions is advised in order to minimize the potential for secondary exposure to testosterone from AndroGel 1.62%–treated skin:

  • Children and women should avoid contact with unwashed or unclothed application site(s) of men using AndroGel 1.62%.
  • Apply AndroGel 1.62% only to the upper arm(s) and shoulder(s). The application area should be limited to the area that will be covered by a short-sleeve t-shirt.
  • Do not apply AndroGel 1.62% to any other parts of the body, including the abdomen, genitals, chest, armpits (axillae), or knees.
  • Patients should wash their hands with soap and water immediately after application.
  • Cover the application site(s) with clothing after the gel has dried.
  • Wash the application site(s) thoroughly with soap and water prior to any situation where skin-to-skin contact of the application site with another person is anticipated.
  • In the event that AndroGel 1.62% comes in direct contact with the skin of another person, the general area of contact on the other person should be washed with soap and water as soon as possible.

Application Process

  • AndroGel 1.62% has familiar application sites of shoulders and upper arms, and is applied once daily in the morning.1
  • Do not apply AndroGel 1.62% to any other parts of the body, including the abdomen, genitals, chest, armpits (axillae), or knees.
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Application placement diagram.

Safety Considerations1

Strict adherence to the following precautions is advised in order to minimize the potential for secondary exposure to testosterone from AndroGel 1.62%–treated skin:

  • Children and women should avoid contact with unwashed or unclothed application site(s) of men using AndroGel 1.62%.
  • Apply AndroGel 1.62% only to the upper arm(s) and shoulder(s). The application area should be limited to the area that will be covered by a short-sleeve t-shirt.
  • Do not apply AndroGel 1.62% to any other parts of the body, including the abdomen, genitals, chest, armpits (axillae), or knees.
  • Patients should wash their hands with soap and water immediately after application.
  • Cover the application site(s) with clothing after the gel has dried.
  • Wash the application site(s) thoroughly with soap and water prior to any situation where skin-to-skin contact of the application site with another person is anticipated.
  • In the event that AndroGel 1.62% comes in direct contact with the skin of another person, the general area of contact on the other person should be washed with soap and water as soon as possible.

The application site and dose of AndroGel 1.62% are not interchangeable with other topical testosterone products.