AndroGel 50mg – Real Testosterone Gel
A little dab will now do those men who have low testosterone levels. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Unimed Pharmaceuticals AndroGel 50mg, a clear, testosterone-containing gel rubbed into the skin, as an alternative to current testosterone therapy. The prescription product comes in ketchup-like packets of natural testosterone, which men rip open, rub in the palm of their hands and then onto the skin of their shoulders or abdomens, according to Dr. Ronald S. Swerdloff, lead investigator of the study that led to the approval. “The skin acts as reservoir for the testosterone, which then gets released into the blood in a controlled fashion,” says Dr. Swerdloff, chief of the division of endocrinology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, in Torrance, Calif. Men apply the gel daily.
Data presented today show that the new testosterone replacement therapy, testosterone gel, (which is available commercially as AndroGel 1% CIII), improves sexual function, mood, muscle strength, bone mineral density and body composition in testosterone deficient men. Data also showed that this testosterone gel in the doses selected for the study gave consistent levels of testosterone in the blood that were higher than the usually recommended dose of a testosterone patch. This data, representing a study conducted by 16 research centers in the United States, was presented at the current ENDO 2000, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.