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Which gel is applied to inner thighs?
Both available gel testosterone formulations received black box warnings_______in May 2009.
Testopel is the first only FDA approved long-acting testosterone therapy on the market.
Testopel is inserted via trocar into the deep muscle tissue of the gluteal region.
False - subcutaneous fat
Deep intramuscular injections are associated with spikes in testosterone blood levels after ___ days causing a rollercoaster effect and must be given approximately every____.
2-3 days, 2 weeks
Testim has an ingredient that serves as a penetration enhancer (pentadecalactone) which causes______.
an unpleasant musky odor
The hypothalamus produces _____ which causes the pituitary gland to release _____.
GnRH - Gonadtropin Leutinizing Hormone
Testopel is administered once every ____ in a fast and simple in-office procedure.
4 - 6 months
The leydig cells located in the _____ respond to LH by producing 5-10 g of ______ per day.
The typical dose for Androgel and Testim is
5-10g per day
The normal range for total testosterone in the blood is _____
300 - 1000 ng/dl
As men age, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) _____ which decreases free ______.
30% of circulating testosterone is tightly bound to ______ which leaves 70% free to act.
What is polycythemia (aka erythrocytosis)?
Increased blood cell count
Select all gel/solutions available in 2% concentrations
Under what circumstance could a man have a normal level of total testosterone but still be hypogonadal?
He has high SHBG
All of the following are symptoms of Low T with the exception of _____.
lack of energy
decreases bone density
decrease in vision
Decrease in vision
Which gel/solutions do patients have a 16.1% incidence of skin reactions?
Select all of the following that are true about Testopel on the PI
Testopel pellets consist of crystalline testosterone and when implanted subcutaneously they slowly release the hormone for a long acting androgenic effect
Testopel is contraindicated in patients with carcinomas of the breast or with known or suspected carcinomas of the prostate
Testopel is supplied with one pellet per vial in boxes of 10 and 100
Select all of the symptoms below that can be used to diagnose low T.
Increase in body fat
Decrease in balance in balance/agility
- Decreased Libido
- Increase in body fat
The HPG axis refers to which of the following?
Hypothalamus, pituitary, gonadal axis
Although 1 in 5 men over the age of ____ have low T, less than 10% are treated.
In the dosing and administration section, comparing Testopel pellets to IM testosterone proprianate the PI recommends what conversion?
2 75mg pellets for each 25mg of IM Testosterone proprianate require weekly
Compounding pharmacies are allowed by law to make large batches of compounded testosterone products which allows guaranteed consistency.
Which gel/solution requires the use of a separate applicator to apply the medication to the underarms?