Testosterone soft gel is a medication that contains the hormone testosterone in a soft gel form. It is a prescription drug that is used to supplement low testosterone levels in men. The soft gel is usually taken once a day with food and is absorbed through the skin.
Testosterone is a hormone that plays a crucial role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate. It is also responsible for secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle mass, bone density, and body hair growth. Testosterone soft gel can help alleviate symptoms of low testosterone, such as low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and loss of muscle mass.
Testosterone soft gel is primarily used to treat men with low testosterone levels, which is also known as hypogonadism. This condition can occur due to various reasons such as aging, injury, or disease. The medication can also be used to treat delayed puberty in teenage boys or to support gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender men.
Testosterone soft gel should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider. It should not be used by women, especially those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it can cause harm to the fetus or the nursing baby. People with prostate cancer, breast cancer, or high levels of calcium in their blood should also avoid using this medication. Testosterone soft gel can cause side effects such as acne, hair loss, mood swings, and changes in libido. It can also increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and blood clots. Regular blood tests are necessary to monitor testosterone levels and ensure safety.