Fortesta gel may be a prescription drug that contains androgenic hormone.
Testosterone may be a present male internal secretion necessary for several processes within the body.
Fortesta gel is employed to treat conditions in men that result from an absence of natural androgenic hormone.
Fortesta can also be used for functions ex-directory during this medication guide.
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Common Fortesta side effects may include:
headache, mood changes;
increased red blood cells (may cause dizziness, itching, redness in your face, or muscle pain);
frequent or prolonged erections; or
high blood pressure - severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears.
The recommended starting dose of FORTESTA is 40 mg of testosterone (4 pump actuations) applied once daily to the thighs in the morning. The dose can be adjusted between a minimum of 10 mg of testosterone and a maximum of 70 mg of testosterone. To ensure proper dosing, the dose should be titrated based on the serum testosterone concentration from a single blood draw 2 hours after applying FORTESTA at approximately 14 days and 35 days after starting treatment or following dose adjustment. In addition, serum testosterone concentration should be assessed periodically thereafter. Table 1 describes the dose adjustments required at each titration step.