Clearly explain product application and secondary exposure risk

A critical element of encouraging proper treatment is ensuring adult male patients clearly understand how to apply AndroGel 1.62%. A gel-based testosterone treatment may be new to patients, so carefully review the application instructions with them, including steps to decrease the risk of secondary exposure.1

Use the video below to show patients how to properly apply AndroGel 1.62%

Direct your patients to AndroGelApplication.com to view the application video on the AndroGel website for patients or send a link to the application video through the button below.

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When you prescribe AndroGel 1.62% to your patients, it’s important to remind them of these steps for daily application to avoid secondary exposure to testosterone. Please click here or see below for BOXED WARNING on Secondary Exposure.

Apply1

Find out how to apply AndroGel 1.62% and how it works after application.
  • AndroGel 1.62% should be applied at the same time each morning to clean, dry, intact skin
  • Patients should apply AndroGel 1.62% only to the upper arm(s) and shoulder(s)
  • Instruct patients not to apply AndroGel 1.62% to any other parts of the body, including the abdomen, genitals, chest, armpits (axillae), or knees
  • The application area should be limited to the area that will be covered by a short-sleeve T-shirt

Wash1

Understand the guidelines for application of AndroGel 1.62%.
  • Patients should wash their hands with soap and water immediately after application
  • Patients should 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

Cover1

AndroGel 1.62% should be covered after it is applied to the skin.
  • Patients should cover the application site(s) with clothing after the gel has dried
  • Children and women should avoid contact with unwashed or unclothed application site(s) of men using AndroGel 1.62%
    • 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

Dosing and pump presses for application1

20.25 mg

Pump:

  • One pump actuation applied to one upper arm/shoulder

Packets:

  • One 20.25 mg packet applied to one upper arm/shoulder

40.5 mg

Recommended Starting Dose

Pump:

  • Two pump actuations
  • One pump actuation applied to each upper arm/shoulder

Packets:

  • One 40.5 mg packet
  • Half of packet applied to each upper arm/shoulder

60.75 mg

Pump:

  • Three pump actuations
  • One pump actuation applied to upper arm/shoulder #1 and two pump actuations applied to upper arm/shoulder #2

Packets:

  • One 40.5 mg packet and one 20.25 mg packet
  • 40.5 mg packet applied to upper arm/shoulder #1 and 20.25 mg packet applied to upper arm/shoulder #2

81 mg

Pump:

  • Four pump actuations
  • Two pump actuations applied to each upper arm/shoulder

Packets:

  • Two 40.5 mg packets
  • One packet applied to each upper arm/shoulder