Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Fortesta

(Testosterone Gel)

Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Low testosterone
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Treats low testosterone.

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Our bottom line

This testosterone gel is a convenient topical form of hormone replacement that's less likely to rub off on other people you come into contact with, but it's not available as a generic yet.

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Upsides

  • You apply it to your thighs like a lotion.
  • Putting testosterone gel on your thights makes it less likely you'll transfer the medication to other people around you, compared to some other kinds of topical testosterone.

Downsides

  • Not available in generic form, so it can be more expensive.
  • You have to wait at least 2 hours after applying testosterone gel before you can swim or bathe, otherwise your body won't absorb the full amount of the medication.
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Side effect rates for Fortesta (Testosterone Gel)

149 From clinical trials of Fortesta / Testosterone replacement
  • Skin reaction

Common concerns from people taking Fortesta (Testosterone Gel)

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