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Below we have outlined some common questions our customers ask us. If you do have a question, you may find an answer to it here. If not, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Testosterone for Men - Quick Q & A

AndroForte Q & A

Testosterone for Women - Quick Q & A

AndroFeme Q & A

What is meant by the term bioidentical hormones?

A. The term bioidentical hormones refers to the identical hormones to that produced naturally by the ovaries in women and the testes in men. The bioidentical hormone progesterone has the exact chemical finger print as that which is made by the human ovaries. Many pharmaceutical hormones are not bioidentical hormones, but rather synthetic analogues which may have similar actions as bioidentical hormones. In the case of synthetic progestins (progesterone analogues) they are do not have the wide spectrum of action as bioidentical progesterone, they are usually stronger and have beneficial actions limited to the uterine lining, they have unwanted side effects compared to the bioidentical hormone progesterone and are patented.

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Testosterone for Men - Quick Q & A

How do I know if I need testosterone?

A. You may have noticed changes in your mood, your thoughts, your muscle strength, your body shape, your sexual arousal and/or sexual function and your energy levels. Changes in these areas provide the clues to a low testosterone. Your doctor can do a blood test to confirm levels are in the lower range. Taking the self assessment questionnaire will also establish the need for testosterone supplementation.

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How long after starting AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% Testosterone Cream will I notice an improvement?

A. Once commencing AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% testosterone levels rise within an hour. It usually takes 1-2 weeks for the full benefits of treatment to become apparent.

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How often do I use AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% Testosterone Cream?

A. AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% Testosterone Cream for men is used once daily, usually applied in the morning.

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Where do I apply AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte®5% Testosterone Cream for men?

A. AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% Testosterone Cream for men is applied to the scrotum. The cream is massaged into to scrotal skin and usually is fully absorbed within 30 seconds of application. There are no benefits of applying AndroForte® 5% and AndroForte® 2% to the penis. Often there is a 'warm' feeling of the scrotum after applying AndroForte® 5% and AndroForte® 2% - this is due to a dilation of the blood vessels in the scrotal skin. This effect is not unpleasant and usually lasts for only a few minutes.

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What safety checks do I need before starting AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% Testosterone Cream?

A. Your doctor needs to undertake a physical examination of your prostate gland and conduct a blood test to measure the PSA (prostate specific antigen). This is to ensure that you do not have prostate cancer. Testosterone should not be used if there is prostate cancer or irregularities. If you have chronic liver or kidney disease testosterone should only be used with strict medical supervision.

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For how long do I use AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% Testosterone Cream?

A. There is no time limitation to using AndroForte® 5% and AndroForte® 2% Testosterone Cream. However your doctor should conduct regular 6-monthly medical checks, including PSA and prostate gland examination.

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If I stop using AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% how quickly will the testosterone be out of my system?

A. Once supplementation with AndroForte® 5% and AndroForte® 2% Testosterone Cream is stopped blood testosterone levels will fall to baseline levels within 72 hours. Pre-treatment symptoms will usually return with this decline of the blood testosterone levels.

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Why is AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% less expensive than other forms of testosterone treatment?

A. Scrotal skin is up to 40 times more receptive to the absorption of testosterone than when applied to skin areas such as the back, body and arms. AndroForte® Testosterone Cream for men is unique because it is easily be applied to the scrotum without complications whereas other transdermal testosterone preparations on the market cannot be applied to the genitals. AndroForte® is a 5% Testosterone Cream compared to the 1% testosterone gels commercially available and therefore being more concentrated AndroForte® allows for a smaller unit dose. On a $ cost per daily dose AndroForte® treatment costs between US$1 -2 per day whereas other competitor products approximate to US$7 - 8/day. Ref: www.drugstore.com

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How long will a tube of AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5% Testosterone Cream last?

A. A single 50 gram (approx 2 oz) tube of AndroForte® Testosterone Cream for men will provide between 50 -100 days treatment depending upon the dose used.

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Do I use AndroForte® 5% Testosterone or AndroForte® 2% Testosterone Cream?

A. Both AndroForte® 5% and AndroForte® 2% Testosterone Creams have the same base cream. The only variable is the concentration of the testosterone - 5% and 2% respectively. Both products will achieve significant rises in blood testosterone levels and the main consideration in choosing is the cost of the product. For men the more cost effective purchase is AndroForte® 5% Testosterone Cream.

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Do I need a doctor's prescription for AndroForte® 2%, AndroForte® 5%?

A. A. Hormone Solutions does not require a doctor's prescription to supply AndroForte® 5% and AndroForte® 2%. It is however imperative that your doctor checks your prostate gland prior to starting testosterone.

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Testosterone for Women - Quick Q & A

What is meant by the term bioidentical hormones?

A. The term bioidentical hormones refers to the identical hormones to that produced naturally by specialist glands in the body such as the ovaries, testes, adrenal, thyroid and pancreas. The bioidentical hormone testosterone has the exact chemical finger print as that which is made by the human ovaries in women and the testes in men. Many pharmaceutical hormones are not bioidentical hormones, but rather synthetic analogues which may have similar actions as bioidentical hormones. In the case of synthetic testosterone analogues they are do not have the wide spectrum of action as bioidentical testosterone, they are too strong to use in women and will cause unwanted side effects compared to the bioidentical hormone testosterone.

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Why do women need testosterone?

A. In women, as with men, testosterone plays a crucial role in sexual motivation (libido), energy levels, mood and bone metabolism. Women produce testosterone from the ovaries and adrenal glands. When testosterone production declines this can cause low libido and reduced energy levels. Supplementing small amounts of testosterone will restore blood levels to normal levels and usually symptoms resolve.

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Is testosterone safe to use in women?

A. Yes, provided the dose used is appropriate for maintaining blood levels within normal levels for women. The use of AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream is only to replace the lack of natural testosterone production from the adrenal glands and ovaries.

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Will I grow hair, muscles or have voice changes using AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream for Women?

A. No, provided the recommended doses are adhered to. Women using AndroFeme® must have their blood testosterone checked regularly, especially upon starting testosterone treatment, to ensure the dose used is appropriate for the individual.

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How much and how often do I apply AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream for women?

A. AndroFeme® is applied once daily, usually after showering. It can be applied at any time of the day. The usual starting dose of AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream in women is 2 units (10mg testosterone) applied once daily to the inner forearm or upper outer thigh.

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How soon after starting AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream for women will my energy and libido improve?

A. Testosterone blood levels reach a "steady-state" after 2 weeks of once daily use. Usually energy levels improve within the first 2-3 weeks and an improved libido usually follows with 3-6 weeks after starting treatment.

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For how long can I continue to use AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream?

A. Many women have used AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream continuously for many years. Clinical trials have been conducted with testosterone products in women for up to three years with no side effects when the testosterone blood levels have been maintained within the normal range for women. It is important that a blood test is conducted at least every six months while using AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream to check that levels remain within the normal limits for women.

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What safety checks do I need before starting AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream?

A. Your doctor needs to conduct a general women's health check including testosterone blood levels prior to starting testosterone treatment. Testosterone should not be used if you have breast cancer or the health check shows any irregularities. These must be investigated fully first. If you have chronic liver or kidney disease testosterone should only be used with strict medical supervision. Once treatment has commenced it is important that a testosterone blood test is taken 2-3 weeks. This is to ensure that blood testosterone levels remain within the normal range. If the blood testosterone level is elevated above the upper limit the dose easily can be adjusted downwards.

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If I stop using AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream how quickly will the testosterone be out of my system?

A. Once supplementation with AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream is stopped blood testosterone levels will fall to baseline levels within 72 hours. Pre-treatment symptoms will usually return with this decline of the blood testosterone levels.

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Is AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream my only option for using testosterone?

A. There are only testosterone products in the world licensed for use in women - AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream and Intrinsa® testosterone patch. The patch is only available in Europe and is NOT available in the USA, Canada, Asia or Australia AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream is licensed for export from Australia to anywhere in the world (AUST L 70887).

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How long will a tube of AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream last?

A. A single 50 gram (approx 2 oz) tube of AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream for women will provide between 50 -100 days treatment depending upon the dose used.

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Where do I apply AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream?

A. AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream is applied to the skin of the inner forearms and upper outer thighs. The testosterone is absorbed by the skin and passes into the blood. AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream is applied once daily. The cream is rubbed into the skin like a moisturizer. There should be no residual cream on the skin after about 60 seconds of massaging into the skin. The cream is white, odourless and non-staining.

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Do I need a doctor's prescription for AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream for women?

A. Hormone Solutions does not require a doctor's prescription to supply AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream. It is however imperative that your doctor supervises your use of AndroFeme® Testosterone Cream by monitoring blood levels and general health.

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