Instructions for use of the drug Cernos Gel (Testogel)
Sexual dysfunction, which developed against the background of androgen deficiency, is very effectively treatable with drugs that contain testosterone. The testimonies of doctors indicate that relatively recently in the vast majority of cases such drugs have been 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. Secondly, the direct ingestion of the drug into the blood minimizes the risk of side effects. But recently, the popularity has been gaining in creams, patches and gels, which provide the transdermal introduction of testosterone into the body. One of the most common medicines of this group is Cernos Gel (Testogel).
When it is necessary?
Testosterone and its major metabolites dihydrotestosterone and estradiol play a huge role in the functioning of the male body. They affect the metabolism of proteins, the condition of the skin and hair, the development of muscles, 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. Androgen deficiency 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.
Difficulty in reaching orgasm.
Weight loss and muscle weakness.
Depressed mood, depression.
Dryness and peeling of the skin.
To confirm the diagnosis, it is necessary to conduct an analysis that shows the concentration of testosterone in the blood serum. Then, based on the laboratory data and the collected history, replacement therapy with drugs that contain this hormone is prescribed.
The use of these drugs is associated with a number of problems. The main goal of the treatment is to ensure a normal concentration of androgens 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 testimonies of researchers 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. Furthermore, the price of this treatment is much lower than using capsules or injections.
In addition to restoring sexual function, Cernos Gel (Testogel) also helps reduce the volume of visceral fat and build muscle mass. Thanks to this effect, Cernos Gel (Testogel) and its analogues are also used in bodybuilding. Furthermore, with prolonged use, the price of the ointment is lower than that of other agents with testosterone.
How to use Cernos Gel (Testogel)
The testimonies of men testify to the convenience of using Cernos Gel cream (Testogel), almost total absence of side effects and local skin reactions in the form of redness, rash or itching. From a medical point of view, a single application of the gel helps to maintain a normal physiological norm of testosterone at a constant level without peaks in its concentration throughout the day. And in case of complications, the treatment can be stopped immediately.
The instructions for use describe that Cernos Gel (Testogel) is a hydroalcoholic gel with 1% 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, avoiding the area of the thyroid, breast and genitals. For ease of use, the ointment is packaged in special 5 g bags.
Apply the gel best in the morning after taking a shower on dry skin. Before putting on clothes, it is necessary to wait for the full absorption of the cream. To maintain effectiveness within 5 hours of application, it is not recommended to follow water procedures or have sex.
The instructions for use indicate that two weeks after starting treatment with Cernos Gel (Testogel), a second examination with a blood test is required. If the therapy has not had the expected effect, the dose can be increased to 7.5 g or 10 g. However, the maximum daily dose of Cernos Gel (Testogel) cream should not exceed 10 g.