Instructions for the use of the drug Cernos Gel (Testogel)
Sexual dysfunction, which developed against the background of androgen deficiency, is very effectively treatable with drugs containing testosterone . The doctors’ testimonies indicate that relatively recently in the overwhelming majority of cases such drugs were prescribed only in the injectable form. There are several reasons for this. First, this way of introducing a hormone increases the effectiveness of its action. And secondly, direct ingestion of the drug into the blood reduces the risk of side effects to a minimum. But recently the popularity is gaining creams, patches and gels, which provide transdermal introduction of testosterone into the body. One of the most common medicines of this group is Cernos Gel (Testogel).
When is it necessary?
Testosterone and its major metabolites dihydrotestosterone and estradiol play a huge role in the functioning of the male body. They affect protein metabolism, skin and hair condition, musculature development, brain function. But the main role of androgens is played in the work of the reproductive system, regulating the development of primary and secondary sexual characteristics at an early age, and later – the emergence of sexual desire, erection and spermatogenesis. Deficiency of androgens in medical practice is called hypogonadism. The doctors’ comments indicate the following symptoms of such a disease:
- Decreased libido and sexual activity.
- Violation of potency.
- Difficulties in achieving orgasm.
- Increased fatigue.
- Weight loss and weakness of muscles.
- Depressed mood, depression.
- Increased sweating.
- Dryness and peeling of the skin.
To confirm the diagnosis it is necessary to conduct an analysis that will show the concentration of testosterone in the blood serum. Then, on the basis of laboratory data and the collected history, substitution therapy with drugs that contain this hormone is prescribed.
The use of such medications is associated with a number of problems. The main goal of treatment is to ensure a normal concentration of androgen in the blood. And it is desirable that this hormone entered the body gradually in equal doses within a day. Injections and capsules basically cope with this task, but the researchers’ testimonies indicate that with prolonged admission they lead to suppression in men of the production of their own androgens. Therefore, in recent years, for the treatment of hypogonadism, transdermal drugs have come to the fore. In addition, the price of such treatment is much lower than when using capsules or injections.
In addition to restoring sexual function, Cernos Gel (Testogel) also helps to reduce the volume of visceral fat and build muscle mass. Thanks to this effect, Cernos Gel (Testogel) and its analogs are also used in bodybuilding. Moreover, with prolonged use, the price of the ointment is lower than that of other agents with testosterone.
How to use Cernos Gel (Testogel)
Men’s testimonies testify to the convenience of using Cernos Gel (Testogel) cream, almost complete absence of side effects and local skin reaction in the form of redness, rash or itching. From a medical point of view, a single application of the gel helps maintain a normal physiological norm of testosterone at a constant level without peaks of its concentration during the day. And in case of complications, treatment can be stopped immediately.
The instructions for use describe that Cernos Gel (Testogel) is a 1% hydroalcoholic gel of male androgen, 1 g of cream corresponds to 10 mg of the hormone. Doctors recommend a single application of 2.5 g or 5 g of funds on the skin of the shoulders or abdomen, while avoiding the area of the thyroid gland, breast and genitals. For ease of use, the ointment is packaged in special bags of 5 g.
Apply gel better in the morning after taking a shower on the dry skin. Before you put on your clothes, you need to wait for the full absorption of the cream. To maintain efficacy within 5 hours after application, it is not recommended to take water procedures or have sex.
Instructions for use indicate that two weeks after the treatment with Cernos Gel (Testogel) was started, a second examination with a blood test is necessary. If the therapy did not have the expected effect, then the dose can be increased to 7.5 g or 10 g. However, the maximum daily dosage of Cernos Gel (Testogel) cream should not exceed 10 g.
Cernos Gel (Testogel) precautionary measures
Instructions for use Cernos Gel (Testogel) in great detail describes the possible complications associated with the use of the drug. By and large they are standard for such hormonal medications. But it is worth noting that if you apply Cernos Gel (Testogel) and its analogs, there are no side effects at all, or they are expressed to a very small extent. Most often, if the drug Cernos Gel (Testogel) or its analogs is used, doctors note the appearance of skin reactions, such as rash, peeling, erythema, acne. Much less marked:
- Hair loss.
- Digestive disorders.
- Increase in blood pressure.
If there are mood swings, weight gain for no apparent reason, the appearance of a prolonged erection, not associated with sexual arousal, then such symptoms are likely to indicate an incorrect dosage. In this case, you need to consult a doctor and reduce the dose of Cernos Gel (Testogel).
Severe complications in the liver are mainly observed when taking capsules with androgens, less often – when injected and virtually absent when applying the cream. However, doctors recommend checking the liver function before using Cernos Gel (Testogel) and then repeating the test once every 3-4 months for the entire course of therapy.
Drugs containing androgenic hormones have a stimulating effect on the bone marrow. This is manifested in an increase in the level of erythrocytes and hemoglobin. This is especially pronounced in the elderly of the stronger sex. If such deviations are observed in the blood test, this requires correction of the dosage of the cream and the frequency of its application.
Particular care is needed when applying Cernos Gel (Testogel) cream. Immediately after it is absorbed, that is after 5-7 minutes, this area of skin should be covered with clothing. This is especially important for tactile contact with children.
Also it is worth considering that if sexual contact occurs within 5-6 hours after rubbing the gel, then a certain part of it can get onto the partner’s skin, which in time will lead to the development of complications related to the increase in androgen concentration. Therefore, before sex, you must take a shower and wash Cernos Gel (Testogel).
This ointment is designed to treat erectile dysfunction caused by a deficiency of androgenic hormones. In other cases, with sexual impotence, it does not help. Instructions for the use of Cernos Gel (Testogel) provides for such contraindications to the prescription of the medicine:
- Attacks of a migraine.
- Carcinoma of the breast, prostate cancer and other malignant tumors of various locations.
- Significant decrease in kidney and liver function.
- Diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as ischemic heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure.
- The mental state of the patient, in which treatment is not possible in accordance with the doctor’s prescriptions.
- Individual intolerance to testosterone or excipients that are part of the gel.
Cernos Gel (Testogel) is not provided for the treatment of women and adolescents. Cases of overdose when rubbing the cream is not revealed. This possibility exists only when injected with testosterone.