In this article, we shall review about the dosage recommendation for Axiron Testosterone and the possible side effects of this steroid. This drug is usually recommended for those who are not able to produce sufficient quantity of testosterone. This inability is normally due to malfunction of testicles in men while for women it may be due to problem in ovaries.
This condition in medical terms called hypogonadism. Particularly adult people, who suffer from hypogonadism are benefitted from this drug. It is generally available in the form of gel, which is applied on the skin.
Dosage of Axiron for avoiding side effects
It is very important to remain within safe limits of dosage in order to prevent any side effects of testosterone. Some of the side effects of testosterone can be as follows:
- Loss of hair
- Testicle size reduces
- Lower sperm count and low ejaculation
- Appetite change
If a person is diagnosed with hypogonadism then 60 mg dosage may be sufficient and that can be achieved by applying a prescription underarm testosterone booster in the form of gel once daily. The actual dosage will be decided by the doctor based on the test report.
With the dosage of 60mg of Axiron, the patient can achieve the testosterone levels of 300 ng/dL to 1050 ng/dL. If this level is not reached with this dose then it is recommended to increase the dosage to 60 mg to 90 mg daily.
However, in case the testosterone level rises to the level 1050 ng/dL then the dosage must be reduced from 60 mg to 30 mg per day. In case, the level is continuously maintained above the level of 1050 ng/dL then the treatment should be stopped.
What are the side effects?
Even with right dosage few people may suffer from the side effects. It may be related to proper application of gel. One common side effect is redness or soreness at the site where the gel is applied. This can happen with many users, who do not handle the gel properly. Also, if the area of the skin is not properly cleaned with alcohol then such problem may occur.
Following are few other side effects that are reported by few users.
- Increase in PSA
- Increase in red cell count
- Weight gain
Also, Axiron should not be used by children and those who are below 18 years.