Fortesta

Active Ingredient(s): Testosterone
FDA Approved: * December 29, 2010
Pharm Company: * ENDO PHARMS
Category: Men's Health

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Fortesta Overview

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. In male humans, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair.[2] In addition, testosterone is involved in health and well-being,[3] and the prevention of osteoporosis.[4] Insufficient levels of ...

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Inconsistent Fortesta blood tests

I have used Fortesta gel for five years, two pumps per day. Blood test levels fluctuate widely, anywhere between 96 and 1465 (total testosterone) over the period. In the last six months it went from 1465 to 96. Then back up the next time. Is there an issue with the product or do some individuals react differently? My original test five years ago was 200. How much would the level change in a week if the product was discontinued?

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fortesta & androgel

Have tried both Fortesta & Androgel 1%. Fortesta caused a HORRIBLE itchy rash with peeling and the start of blisters. Switched to Androgel, and have redness that resembles sunburn all over the application site after only two uses. What specific ingredients would cause this, and is there a different gel that is better than these two?

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Fortesta at Night

I've been taking Fortesta in the morning, but as I'm always rushing, sometimes I forget. I would rather take at night - helps me maintain a more reliable schedule - is that a huge problem? I know all the literature seems to indicate to take in the AM. Also, I am currently on four pumps. Is that a normal/typical dose and how many of you guys have experienced weight gain with this. Thanks, ## Hello, JT! How are you? The instructions do say to use it in the morning and it is know that our hormones can fluctuate throughout the day, so there may be good reason they tell you to use it then. Thus, I'd suggest asking your doctor, before you make the change. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Is there anything el...

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fortesta 2 times a day

Can you use fortesta 2 times a day? Such as morning and evening. ## Hello, Jim! How are you? You should only use it according to your doctor's prescribing instructions. Using too much could result in a hormone imbalance the other way and too high of a level can also cause many medical issues. When was your testosterone level last checked? ## It's been about 4 months since my last test. I can tell my level drops off significantly after 8 hrs. Another application and I feel much better. ## Of course you could split the dosage in 12hr shifts. The peak after dosing is the fourth hr w/second-fifth hr being the sweet spot. But, in doing so you lose the euphoria of the fourth hr peak which will now be half as much though twice a day. In once a day dose you start feeling the effect at o...

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Fortesta application site

4 pumps of fortesta to the inner thigh is very greasy. I was on androgel before I was switched to fortesta due to insurance other than transfer issues to other people are other application sites ok? Or will they absorb even better? I would much rather spread it on other approved gel areas so that it might dry faster. ## Hello, Mike! How are you? As far as I know, the transfer to women and children is the primary issue, but it would be best to double check that with your doctor or pharmacist. Is there anything else I can help with? ## So, if Forteo can be taken for only 2 years because of it's potential to cause Bone Cancer, has anyone been told by a Doctor as to what a Woman's supposed to do for Osteoporosis after that?!?

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Dry, itchy, red irritation

I was reading through the previous questions and I see that it is pretty common to have irritated skin after use with the gel. My first question is, I use 4 pumps every morning can I apply lotion to the application site after the gel dries? Or maybe a few hours after? Another question I have is, my prescription says to apply in the morning. But I work 3rd shift. Is it absorbed better in the AM hours? Or can I apply it after I have awoke around 10 which is my "morning" is there really any difference between application times? I talked to my pharmacist as well as my doctors NP but neither were able to give me a clear defined answer. ## Hello, Jay! How are you? The reason it's stated to apply in the morning, is because it's supposed to be done after showering or bathing. Th...

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Fortesta applied under arms

Hello! I'm soon to be switching from Axiron to Fortesta. Can the Fortesta be applied under the arms/armpits the way Axiron is? Even using the applicator that is used with Axiron? Just curious as it would seem easy to apply that way. Thank you! ## Hello, Guessto! How are you? Actually, the Fortesta instructions say that it should be applied on to the front and inner thigh. They do not specify why it is different from other products, but following their guidelines would be the best thing to do, unless your doctor approves for you to use a different place to apply it. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hello Verwon, Thank you so much for replying! Yes, I'm aware of where the Fortesta is supposed to be applied (front or inner thigh area). I know technically directions should...

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When applying should you rub it in until it is dry or just smear it around

I want to know what is the best way to apply fortesta because I'm getting inconsistent blood levels even though I do the same process every day. I've been rubbing the gel in until it's dried (like you would do with a lotion) but maybe it's just supposed to be spread into a smooth layer on your skin and allowed to air dry. I am applying to the inner/front thigh as specified in the directions. ## Hello, Townie! How are you? I don't know of anyone that gets consistent levels, even using these supplements. Many have even reported a good level after a month or so of use, then a sudden dip, again. However, the application instructions do say to spread it evenly and then give it a few minutes to dry, so I'm assuming you're not supposed to completely rub it in. The F...

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skin irritation

can you apply triamcinolone acetonide ointment to the red and irritated spots from the use of the gel. ## Hello, Harry! How are you? I wouldn't suggest doing so, unless your doctor has told you to. It may cause more irritation, since it contains a steroid, which is the Triamcinolone. Sometimes, it can make certain skin conditions or irritation worse. Its typical side effects may include skin redness, irritation and acne. How badly is the Fortesta irritating your skin? Have you consulted your doctor about it?

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So much for Fortesta

Well after one month on Fortesta, Endo decided they would cancel their savings card, without telling anyone... After co-pay the cost is $155, just too much to spend. Going back on injections... Looked like it might work OK but not cool of them cancelling their card and nobody finding out until they go to refill and hear the extremely high cost. I would imagine a lot of people will be making a switch. ## Hi David R, Are you referring to Endo's patient assistance program or is there a specific drug savings coupon that the manufacturer used to provide? Curious because this site also offers a drug savings card that can help cut costs by up to 15% - 75% off your Rx, potentially giving you a significant discount. You can view more details about it on the following page: Rx Savings Card Ju...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Testosterone
  • Cream: 2%
  • Film, Extended Release: 2.5mg/24hr, 2mg/24hr, 30mg, 4mg/24hr, 5mg/24hr, 6mg/24hr
  • Gel: 1%, 1% (2.5gm/packet), 1% (25mg/2.5gm packet), 1% (50mg/5gm packet), 1% (5gm/packet), 1% + 1% (2.5gm/packet) + 25mg/2.5gm Packet, 1.62%, 1.62% (20.25 Mg/1.25 Gm Actuation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm packet), 1.62% (40.5mg/2.5gm packet), 25mg/2.5gm packet, 5.5mg, 50mg, 50mg/5gm packet
  • Gel, Metered: 1% (1.25gm/activation), 1% (1.25gm/actuation), 1% (12.5mg/1.25gm actuation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm activation), 1.62% (20.25mg/1.25gm actuation), 10mg, 10mg/0.5gm activation, 10mg/0.5gm actuation, 10mg/5gm activation, 12.5mg/1.25gm actuation, 5.5mg/0.122gm Actuation
  • Injection: 100mg/ml, 200mg/ml, 25mg/ml, 50mg/ml, 750mg/3ml, 750mg/3ml (250mg/ml)
  • Ointment: 2%
  • Pellet: 75mg
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 100mg/0.5ml (100mg/0.5ml), 30mg/1.5ml, 50mg/0.5ml (50mg/0.5ml), 75mg/0.5ml (75mg/0.5ml)
  • Solution, Metered: 30mg/1.5ml activation, 30mg/1.5ml actuation
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 30mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Fortesta: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 63481-183 Fortesta 10 mg/.5g Topical Gel, Metered by Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Other drugs which contain Testosterone or a similar ingredient: (36 results)

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Fortesta questions
Hello Doctor put me on Fortesta for low testosterone level. I'm 44 and the level was 187. Been feeling pretty low, e... 5 replies
Fortesta applied under arms
Hello! I'm soon to be switching from Axiron to Fortesta. Can the Fortesta be applied under the arms/armpits the way ... 4 replies
fortesta 2 times a day
Can you use fortesta 2 times a day? Such as morning and evening. ## Hello, Jim! How are you? You should only use it acco... 3 replies
Fortesta at Night
I've been taking Fortesta in the morning, but as I'm always rushing, sometimes I forget. I would rather take at ... 2 replies
Fortesta application site
4 pumps of fortesta to the inner thigh is very greasy. I was on androgel before I was switched to fortesta due to insura... 2 replies
Fortesta Card
My Fortesta card makes my total 106. Now I was told that the pharmacy when they run through my insurance and then apply ... 1 reply
Fortesta applied to genitals
The Question About Applying Fortesta to Genitals Says Some Serious Effects My question is what are those serious effects... 1 reply
Fortesta
I get the common side effect of redness and skin irritation in application area when administering 4 pumps of Fortesta. ... 1 reply
fortesta & androgel
Have tried both Fortesta & Androgel 1%. Fortesta caused a HORRIBLE itchy rash with peeling and the start of blisters...
After fortesta dry
After fortesta dry, is it safe to tough and how long can it be left on before washing the area ## It should be left for ... 2 replies






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