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(testosterone) Topical Gel
SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO TESTOSTERONE
- Virilization has been reported in children who were secondarily exposed to testosterone gel [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS].
- Children should avoid contact with unwashed or unclothed application sites in men using testosterone gel [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- Healthcare providers should advise patients to strictly adhere to recommended instructions for use [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and PATIENT INFORMATION].
Vogelxo (testosterone) gel, for topical use is a clear to translucent hydroalcoholic topical gel containing testosterone, an androgen. Vogelxo provides continuous transdermal delivery of testosterone for 24 hours, following a single application to intact, clean, dry skin of the shoulders and/or upper arms.
Vogelxo is available in unit-dose tubes, unit-dose packets, and a metered-dose pump. One 5-g or two 5-g tubes/packets of Vogelxo contains 50 mg or 100 mg of testosterone, respectively. One pump actuation dispenses 1.25 g of gel, which contains 12.5 mg of testosterone. Four pump actuations or eight pump actuations contain 50 mg or 100 mg of testosterone, respectively. Each metered-dose pump container is capable of dispensing 60 pump actuations.
The active pharmacological ingredient in Vogelxo is testosterone. Testosterone USP is a white to practically white crystalline powder chemically described as 17-β hydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one. The structural formula is shown in the following figure:
Testosterone (C19H28O2) MW: 288.42
Inactive ingredients in Vogelxo are carbomer copolymer Type B, carbomer homopolymer Type C, diisopropyl adipate, ethyl alcohol, glycerin, methyl laurate, oleyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water, and tromethamine.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/9/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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