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Salt Composition : Testosterone
Manufacturer : SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
1 Tube Of 5gm
Introduction to Cernos Gel
Cernos gel is a hormonal drug, belonging to the category of androgen, which contains an active ingredient called testosterone. It is used in male hypogonadism (adult males with a deficiency or absence of testosterone) which can be confirmed by monitoring blood testosterone levels and symptoms like impotence, infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depression, and bone loss. Individuals allergic to the ingredient or soy should inform their doctor before administration of the medicine.
Men with prostate and breast cancer (a rare disorder) should be cautious before taking the medicine because it is contraindicated for them. Patients with heart disorders and high blood pressure should inform their doctor before using the medicine. It is not recommended for women, especially those who are pregnant, because cernos gel may cause virilization (development of male hormone) to the female fetus when administered. The safety and efficacy of the drug in pediatric males and adult males with age-related hypogonadism is not established. Inform your doctor if you have a risk for blood clots or a family history of blood clotting in a vein, already existing blood clots, smoking habits, obesity, or cancer.
Uses of Cernos Gel
- Primary hypogonadism (testicular failure)
- Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (problem in the pituitary gland or hypothalamus)
Therapeutic Effects of Cernos Gel
Cernos gel binds to the cytoplasmic androgen receptor; these receptor hormone complexes get transported to the nucleus for binding with DNA. This process leads to the expression of specific genes responsible for the development and maintenance of male sexual characteristics and other androgenic effects.
Interaction of Cernos Gel with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with cernos gel and can cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Cernos Gel
- Store cernos gel at 25˚C
- Do not freeze
- Keep children away from the sight and reach of this medication
- Keep the gel away from heat or sunlight
How to consume Cernos Gel
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Application sites are upper arms and shoulders. Make sure that the application area is clean, dry and there is no broken skin. Contact your doctor if you have any doubts.
Safety Advices for Cernos Gel
Cernos gel is contraindicated to pregnant women and harmful to the unborn female baby. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant.
It is unknown whether cernos gel is safe for breastfeeding women avoid contact with gel if you are a breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor for further details.
Inform your physician about any underlying lung disorders before applying the cernos gel, as this medication should be used cautiously in lung disease patients.
Inform your physician about any underlying liver disorders before applying cernos gel, as this medication should be used cautiously in liver disease patients.
It is unknown whether it is safe to consume alcohol when you are using cernos gel. So, it is recommended to consult your doctor before taking medicine.
It is unknown whether cernos gel alters driving ability. Consult your doctor before applying it.
Side Effects of Cernos Gel
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Worsening of hypertension (increased blood pressure)
- Increased in prostatic specific agent (PSA)
- Increased RBC and hemoglobin level
Word of Advice
Talk to your doctor if you have frequent erections of the penis, any changes in skin color, swelling of the ankles, unexplained nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting, heart, liver, kidney disease, epilepsy, migraines, breathing difficulties during sleep before taking cernos gel. Consult your doctor and monitor your blood pressure (RBC and hemoglobin) and prostatic specific agent (PSA), which helps detect prostate disease.
Q 1. What are the precautions I need to take while taking cernos gel?
If you have applied too much of cernos gel by mistake, wash the area with soap and water where you have applied. Avoid directly touching your eyes or mouth after using the gel, and make sure that you have properly washed your hands after using the gel.
Q 2. Can I take cernos gel if I have a history of allergies to it?
Consult your doctor if you are allergic to cernos gel or soy before starting the medicine.
Q 3. What happens if women take cernos gel?
It is not recommended for women, especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, if you touch the cernos gel by mistake wash your hands immediately with soap and water. If you develop acne or changes in the growth or pattern of hair in your face or body, talk with your doctor.
Q 4. Can I swim after applying cernos gel?
No, you should not swim after applying the gel at least for 5 hour. Consult your doctor for further details.
Q 5. Can I use cernos gel if I have skin problems?
Patients with skin problems are advised to consult your doctor before applying the medicine.
Q 6. How to use cernos gel?
Always follow your doctor's instructions precisely when using cernos gel. Apply it once daily, preferably in the morning, as a thin layer on clean, dry, healthy skin over the shoulders or upper arms. After it dries, cover the area to prevent it from rubbing off on others. Avoid applying the gel to genital areas, as this could lead to irritation.
Fact Box of Cernos Gel
Molecule name: Testosterone
Therapeutic class: Hormones
Pharmacological class: Androgens
1. Primary hypogonadism (testicular failure)
2. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (problem in pituitary gland or hypothalamus)
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