Frequently Asked Questions


Product Information Sheets

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AndroFeme® 1% testosterone for women (PI)
AndroFeme® 1 PI Sheet

AndroForte® 2% testosterone for men (PI)
AndroForte® 2 PI Sheet

Andromen® 5% testosterone for men (PI)
AndroForte® 5 PI Sheet



ProFeme® 10% progesterone for women (pi)
ProFeme® 10 PI Sheet




Consumer Medicine Information Sheets

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AndroFeme® 1% testosterone for women (CMI)
AndroFeme ®1 CMI Sheet

AndroForte® 2% testosterone for men (CMI)
AndroForte ®2 CMI Sheet

Andromen® 5% testosterone for men (CMI)
AndroForte ®5 CMI Sheet



ProFeme® 10% progesterone for women (CMI)
ProFeme ®10 CMI Sheet



Testosterone for Men – Quick Q & A

Q. 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.

Q. How long after starting AndroForte® testosterone cream will I notice an improvement?
A. Once commencing AndroForte® testosterone levels rise within an hour. It usually takes 1 - 2 weeks for the full benefits of treatment to become apparent.

Q. How often do I use AndroForte® testosterone cream?
A. AndroForte® testosterone cream for men is used once daily, usually applied in the morning.

Q. Where do I apply AndroForte® testosterone cream for men?
A. AndroForte® 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® to the penis. Often there is a ‘warm’ feeling of the scrotum after applying AndroForte® – 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.

Q. What safety checks do I need before starting AndroForte® 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.

Q. For how long do I use AndroForte® Forte testosterone cream?
A. There is no time limitation to using AndroForte® testosterone cream. However your doctor should conduct regular six-monthly medical checks, including PSA and prostate gland examination.

Q. If I stop using AndroForte® how quickly will the testosterone be out of my system?
A. Once supplementation with AndroForte® 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.

Q. Why is AndroForte® 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.
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Q. How long will a tube of AndroForte® 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.

Q. Do I use AndroForte® 5% testosterone or AndroForte® 2% testosterone cream?
A. Both AndroForte® and AndroForte® 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.

Q. Do I need a doctor’s prescription for AndroForte®?
A. Yes, in Australia a doctor’s prescription is required to obtain AndroForte® testosterone cream. It is imperative that your doctor checks the prostate gland prior to starting AndroForte® 5% or AndroForte® 2% testosterone cream.


Testosterone for Women – Quick Q & A

Q. 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 libido and energy levels often diminish. Supplementing small amounts of testosterone will restore blood levels to normal levels and usually symptoms resolve.

Q. 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® 1% testosterone cream is only to replace the lack of natural testosterone production from the adrenal glands and ovaries.

Q. Will I grow hair, muscles or have voice changes using AndroFeme® 1% 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.

Q. How much and how often do I apply AndroFeme® 1% 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® 1% testosterone cream in women is 2 units (10mg testosterone) applied once daily to the inner forearm or upper outer thigh.

Q. 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.

Q. For how long can I continue to use AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream?
A. Many women have used AndroFeme® 1% 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® 1% testosterone cream to check that levels remain within the normal limits for women.

Q. What safety checks do I need before starting AndroFeme® 1% 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.

Q. If I stop using AndroFeme® testosterone cream how quickly will the testosterone be out of my system?
A. Once supplementation with AndroFeme® 1% 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.

Q. Is AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream my only option for using testosterone?
A. There are only two listed testosterone products in the world available for use in women – AndroFeme® 1% 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 available on prescription in the State of Western Australia.

Q. How long will a tube of AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream last?
A. A single 50 gram tube of AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream for women will provide between 50 - 100 days treatment depending upon the dose used.

Q. Where do I apply AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream?
A. AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream is applied to the skin of the lower abdomen and upper outer thighs. The testosterone is absorbed by the skin and passes into the blood. AndroFeme® 1% 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 is non-staining.

Q. Do I need a doctor’s prescription for AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream for women?
A. Yes, in Australia a doctor’s prescription is required to obtain AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream. It is imperative that your doctor checks your testosterone blood levels within 3 weeks of commencing AndroFeme® 1% testosterone cream, because different people’s skin can absorb testosterone by a differing degree. By checking blood levels at 3 weeks a dose adjustment can be made if necessary to avoid the possibility of side effects.


Natural Progesterone for Women – Quick Q & A

Q. Is the progesterone in ProFeme® “natural” progesterone?
A. Yes. ProFeme® Progesterone Cream is guaranteed 100% to contain “natural” progesterone. Natural progesterone was the term coined by US doctor John Lee MD to differentiate between the chemical structure of progesterone produced by the ovaries (“natural”) and the chemical structures of the synthetically produced progestins which are often confused or misrepresented as being progesterone. Their chemical fingerprint is totally different and natural progesterone has a far greater diversity of action than progestins.

Q. Does the wild yam contain natural progesterone?
A. No – definitely not. The wild yam contains a steroid substrate called diosgenin that is similar in its chemical structure to progesterone. Diosgenin however does not act like progesterone within the body. The human body is unable to convert diosgenin into progesterone – a point often misrepresented by marketers of wild yam products.

Q. Where does “natural” progesterone come from?
A. Wild yam and soya are the two crops which contain steroid substrate (diosgenin and sigmasterol - plant hormones) similar in their chemical structure to progesterone. Because these two crops are grown in commercial quantities large quantities of raw substrate material can be extracted. Diosgenin and sigmasterol are converted in a laboratory to make “natural” progesterone. This is the same chemical structure as produced by the ovaries and is identical in every way.

Q. Is the progesterone in ProFeme® Progesterone Cream made from genetically modified soya?
A. No – Lawley Pharmaceuticals in Australia, the manufacturers of ProFeme®, has documentation from the raw material manufacturers that the progesterone is not produced from genetically engineered soya crops.

Q. Why is ProFeme® Progesterone Cream superior to other progesterone cream brands?
A. ProFeme® Progesterone Cream is manufactured to pharmaceutical grade standards whereas in the USA over-the-counter progesterone creams are made to cosmetic grade standards. The requirement for labeling disclosure of the amount of progesterone in the finished product is optional. Many products available in the US for example may claim to have progesterone in the finished product, but in fact can have little or no progesterone. Because ProFeme® has much stricter standards of manufacture the amount stated on the label is guaranteed to be what is in the finished product. Additionally ProFeme® Progesterone Cream has undergone comprehensive raw material purity testing, clinical trials and stability testing. The quality difference between ProFeme® Progesterone Cream and other cosmetic brands is significant.

Q. How long before ProFeme® Progesterone Cream helps my PMS or menopausal symptoms?
A. Usually it takes between 4 and 8 weeks for ProFeme® to reverse symptoms. Many people want an overnight cure to their menopausal problems or PMS symptoms. It must be remembered that the underlying hormone imbalance that lead to the point where symptoms warranted treatment usually developed over many months, if not years. They cannot be reversed overnight. Most people find that symptoms improve steadily with each month of use. After about 12 months use maximum effect is achieved.

Q. Do I need a doctor’s prescription for ProFeme® Progesterone Cream in the USA?
A. No, progesterone cream is available without prescription in the USA. If ProFeme® Progesterone Cream is being used to assist with fertility or treat more severe gynecological conditions such as endometriosis or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, it is strongly recommended that treatment be undertaken under medical supervision.

To learn more about testosterone for men, testosterone for women or progesterone for women log onto www.lawleypharm.com.au, or call Lawley Pharmaceuticals on +61 (08) 9228 9033 or 1800 627 506.