Androgel is a gel containing testosterone. It is administered through the skin for treatment of low testosterone levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Other testosterone replacement products include Androderm , Axiron , Testim, and Fortesta. Testosterone is the major male sex hormone responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and secondary sex characteristics. These effects include development of the prostate, penis, and scrotum; distribution of facial, pubic, chest and axillary hair; development of a deep voice and alterations in muscle mass and fat distribution. Low production of testosterone leads to erectile dysfunction , reduced sexual desire, fatigue and loss of energy, depression , regression of secondary sexual characteristics, and weakening of bones ( osteoporosis ). Androgel and other testosterone replacement products supplement or replace natural production of testosterone and reverse symptoms of low testosterone levels. The FDA approved Androgel in February 2000.
Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, which is broken down into the components "heme" and "globin." Heme is converted into bilirubin. Albumin carries bilirubin to the liver, where most of it is conjugated with a glucuronide before it is excreted in the bile. Conjugated bilirubin is called "direct bilirubin;" unconjugated bilirubin is called "indirect bilirubin." Total bilirubin equals direct bilirubin plus indirect bilirubin.
The recommended dosage for treating common cold or allergy symptoms in adults and children 12 years old and up is one tablet, which comes in mg tablets, equal to 1 mg of Celestamine F after every 12 hours, not to exceed two tablets in 24 hours unless your healthcare provider recommends a higher dosage for you. Children under 12 years old should not take this drug if it is non-prescribed. You can use it after medical supervision for treating or preventing negative reactions to certain IV medications such as some chemotherapy drugs. Non-prescription and prescription Celestamine F tablets are approved for use in children as young as 12 years old. Prescription Celestamine F syrup is approved for use in children as young as six years old.