At the moment there is only one alternative testosterone preparation to Testim Gel, which is AndroGel (Testogel). AndroGel (Testogel) is a clear, odorless gel that helps bring your testosterone levels back to normal, when used daily.
Dokteronline.com will no longer offer the testosterone preparation Testim due to legal changes in the UK. This will prevent us from being able to send any testosterone preparations to third party private patients (or anyone else) who are in or outside the UK.
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Alternative AndroGel (Testogel)
At the moment there is only one alternative testosterone preparation, which is AndroGel (Testogel). AndroGel (Testogel) is a clear, odorless gel that helps bring your testosterone levels back to normal, when used daily.
For additional information and/or how to order AndroGel (Testogel) please visit this link.
Testim gel contains the active ingredient testosterone, which is the same as the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone. Testosterone is known as an androgen. It is produced by the testicles and is the main hormone essential for normal growth and development of the male sex organs and male sexual characteristics. The natural production of testosterone is controlled by another set of hormones called gonadotrophins, which are released from the pituitary gland in the brain.
During adult life, testosterone is essential for the production of sperm, the maintenance of sex drive, erectile potency, and the functioning of the prostate gland and other reproductive structures. It also has functions in the skin, muscles, skeleton, kidney, liver, bone marrow and central nervous system.
Low levels of testosterone can cause decreased sex drive, impotence, infertility due to decreased sperm production, decreased mental and physical activity, fatigue and weakening of bones.
Testosterone is given as replacement therapy when natural testosterone levels fall too low, causing symptoms such as those above. Testosterone levels decrease with age and following surgical removal of the testicles (castration). They may also drop due to decreased functioning of the testicles (hypogonadism or eunuchoidism) caused by testicular disease, or by decreased gonadotrophin production by the pituitary gland, as a result of pituitary disease.
Testosterone replacement allows natural testosterone levels to return to normal and relieves the symptoms. The gel is applied in a thin layer to the skin. The testosterone is absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.