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FAQs about Testavan®

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How do I store my medication?

Your medication does not require any special storage conditions; however the product should not be frozen. 

It should be stored in a safe place, out of reach and sight of children.

Your medication has a shelf life of 3 years. Please check the expiry date which is shown on the packaging. [1]

Can I stop using my medication?

If you would like to stop using Testavan®, you will need to discuss this with your doctor. They will advise you on how you can do this and offer you further support. 

What if I use more than recommended?

If you think you have used more than you should have, talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away. Testavan® is dispensed in measured amounts meaning if you have applied the correct number of pumps of the medicine then it is unlikely you have used too much. 

What if I forget my medication?

If you forget to apply your medication, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take double the dose to make up for the missed medication. 

What do I do if I have side effects?

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Please refer to the package leaflet for further information on side effects. 

In the UK, you can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Cards Scheme at: 

How long should I wait before showering after applying Testavan®?

You should wait 2 hours before showering, bathing or swimming. You should also wait until your application site is dry before you put on any clothing which covers the area. This will ensure the maximal amount of the medication is absorbed. [1]

Does Testavan® need to be administered at the same time each day?

It is best if Testavan® is administered at the same time each day and preferably in the morning. [1] 

Is there a risk that Testavan® will be transferred to other members of my household and cause harm?

Testosterone therapy poses a risk to women and to children if it is accidentally transferred on a repeated basis. It can cause early on-set puberty and development of male physical characteristics such a body hair. [2] 

However, the risk of transfer can be easily minimised. Testavan® comes with a convenient hands-free applicator which works to prevent the product touching your hands and minimises risk of transfer. [1] It is also advised that you wash your hands after use and that you cover the application site once the area has dried. [1] 

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More questions?

If you have any further queries, please consult the package leaflet or speak with your prescribing clinician.


1.  Testavan® Summary of Product Characteristics. Available from: Last accessed : August 2022
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9. Khera M, et al. Diagnosis and Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency: Recommendations from the Fourth International Consultation for Sexual Medicine (ICSM 2015). J Sex Med 2016;13(12):1787–804.
10. Michael G. Miller, Alan D. Rogol & Troy L. ZumBrunnen. Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2012. 28:2, 267-269

INFO_1521 Date of Preparation: August 2022