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What are FORTESTA® (testosterone) Gel and Testosterone Gel?

FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are prescription medications that contain testosterone. They are used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone. Your healthcare provider will test your blood before you start taking and while you are taking FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel.

It is not known if FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are safe or effective in children younger than 18 years old. Improper use of FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel may affect bone growth in children.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are controlled substances (CIII) because they contain testosterone that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines. Keep your FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel in a safe place to protect it. Never give FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms you have. Selling or giving away this medicine may harm others and is against the law.

FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are not meant for use in women.

What is the most important information I should know about FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel?

  • FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel can transfer from your body to others. This can happen if other people come into contact with the area where the FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel was applied.
  • Signs of puberty that are not expected (for example, pubic hair) have happened in young children who were accidentally exposed to testosterone through contact with men using topical testosterone products like FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel.
    • Women and children should avoid contact with the unwashed or unclothed areas where FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel have been applied. If a woman or child makes contact with the FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel application area, that area on the woman or child should be washed well with soap and water right away.
      • To lower the risk of transfer of FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel from your body to others, you should: Apply FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel only to the front and inside area of your thighs that will be covered by clothing and wash your hands right away with soap and water after applying FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel. After the gel has dried, cover the application area with clothing and keep the area covered until you have washed the application area well or have showered.
      • If you expect another person to have skin-to-skin contact with your thighs, first wash the application area well with soap and water.
  • Stop using FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel and call your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs and symptoms in a child or a woman that may have occurred through accidental exposure to FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel.
  • Do not use FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel if you have breast cancer, have or might have prostate cancer, are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
    • FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel may harm your unborn or breastfeeding baby. Women who are, or who may become pregnant should avoid contact with the area of skin where FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel have been applied.
  • Your doctor may check your testosterone, prostate specific antigen (PSA), blood count, liver function, cholesterol, and blood calcium levels while taking FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel.

Other possible serious side effects include:

  • If you already have enlargement of your prostate gland your signs and symptoms can get worse while using FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel
  • Possible increased risk of prostate cancer
  • In large doses FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel may lower your sperm count
  • Swelling of your ankles, feet, or body, with or without heart failure. This may cause serious problems for people who have heart, kidney, or liver disease
  • Enlarged or painful breasts
  • Have problems breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea)
  • Increased red blood cell count
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs. This can include pain, swelling or redness of your legs, difficulty breathing, or chest pain
  • FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel may cause an increase in blood calcium levels in some patients with cancer
  • FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are flammable until dry. Let FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel dry before smoking or going near an open flame
  • Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the serious side effects listed above

Tell your HCP about all of your medications, especially insulin, medicines that decrease blood clotting, and corticosteroids.

The most common side effects of FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel include skin redness or irritation where FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel applied, increased prostate specific antigen (PSA) (a test used to screen for prostate cancer), and abnormal dreams.

Please see the full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide for patients for FORTESTA® Gel.

Please see the full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide for patients for Testosterone Gel.

MORE SAFETY INFO

INDICATION

What are FORTESTA® (testosterone) Gel and Testosterone Gel?

FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are prescription medications that contain testosterone. They are used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone. Your healthcare provider will test your blood before you start taking and while you are taking FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel.

It is not known if FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are safe or effective in children younger than 18 years old. Improper use of FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel may affect bone growth in children.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are controlled substances (CIII) because they contain testosterone that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines. Keep your FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel in a safe place to protect it. Never give FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms you have. Selling or giving away this medicine may harm others and is against the law.

FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are not meant for use in women.

What is the most important information I should know about FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel?

  • FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel can transfer from your body to others. This can happen if other people come into contact with the area where the FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel was applied.
  • Signs of puberty that are not expected (for example, pubic hair) have happened in young children who were accidentally exposed to testosterone through contact with men using topical testosterone products like FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel.
    • Women and children should avoid contact with the unwashed or unclothed areas where FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel have been applied. If a woman or child makes contact with the FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel application area, that area on the woman or child should be washed well with soap and water right away.
      • To lower the risk of transfer of FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel from your body to others, you should: Apply FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel only to the front and inside area of your thighs that will be covered by clothing and wash your hands right away with soap and water after applying FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel. After the gel has dried, cover the application area with clothing and keep the area covered until you have washed the application area well or have showered.
      • If you expect another person to have skin-to-skin contact with your thighs, first wash the application area well with soap and water.
  • Stop using FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel and call your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs and symptoms in a child or a woman that may have occurred through accidental exposure to FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel.
  • Do not use FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel if you have breast cancer, have or might have prostate cancer, are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
    • FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel may harm your unborn or breastfeeding baby. Women who are, or who may become pregnant should avoid contact with the area of skin where FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel have been applied.
  • Your doctor may check your testosterone, prostate specific antigen (PSA), blood count, liver function, cholesterol, and blood calcium levels while taking FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel.

Other possible serious side effects include:

  • If you already have enlargement of your prostate gland your signs and symptoms can get worse while using FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel
  • Possible increased risk of prostate cancer
  • In large doses FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel may lower your sperm count
  • Swelling of your ankles, feet, or body, with or without heart failure. This may cause serious problems for people who have heart, kidney, or liver disease
  • Enlarged or painful breasts
  • Have problems breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea)
  • Increased red blood cell count
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs. This can include pain, swelling or redness of your legs, difficulty breathing, or chest pain
  • FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel may cause an increase in blood calcium levels in some patients with cancer
  • FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel are flammable until dry. Let FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel dry before smoking or going near an open flame
  • Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the serious side effects listed above

Tell your HCP about all of your medications, especially insulin, medicines that decrease blood clotting, and corticosteroids.

The most common side effects of FORTESTA® Gel and Testosterone Gel include skin redness or irritation where FORTESTA® Gel or Testosterone Gel applied, increased prostate specific antigen (PSA) (a test used to screen for prostate cancer), and abnormal dreams.

Please see the full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide for patients for FORTESTA® Gel.

Please see the full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide for patients for Testosterone Gel.