Androgel (Topical)

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Andro gel reaction to sexual desire

I have been using Andro gel for six weeks and noticed that suddenly I have lost all sexual desire. Previously I have been reasonably active. I have no erections at any time. I have stopped using the gel and planning to visit my doctor. My original blo...
by Russ Barnes in Venus, Florida, 01/10/2006

XXY47-Missed using for 2weeks, What are side affects?

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by eric in middle east, 06/21/2007

Side Effects of Andro Gel applied to the scrotum?

What would be the effects if the gel was applied to the scrotum? I have read many articles about a patch, what is the difference? Are there dire consequences?
by Unknown in Alabama, 11/24/2005

XXY47-Missed using for 2weeks, What are side affects?

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by eric in middle east, 06/21/2007

can androgel cause a higher level of anger very opposite from normal personality

My husband has been on androgel for a few months and once a month he has changed from the kind, sweet, gentle man he usually he is to going on a tirade of verbal abuse. He has had a couple drinks before these, but it's weird that it only happens o...
by elaine, 12/20/2007

Androgel (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Androgel (Topical)

Androgel (Topical) Medication Classification

TESTOSTERONE (On the skin)

Androgel (Topical) Brandname

Androgel, Testim

Androgel (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Testosterone (tes-TOS-te-rone) Treats a lack of testosterone when your body does not produce enough of its own natural testosterone. Testosterone is a male hormone.

When To Not Use Androgel (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to testosterone or if you have breast cancer or prostate cancer. Testosterone gel should be used only by men and must not be used by women. Testosterone can cause birth defects if a pregnant woman comes into contact with a man's skin that has been treated with this medicine.

How Should You Use Androgel (Topical)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • AndroGel™ should come with an information brochure. Read this information carefully.
  • Each dose of AndroGel™ comes in an aluminum-foil packet. Open one packet for each dose. As soon as you open the packet, squeeze the gel into the palm of your hand. Be sure to use all of the gel inside the packet.
  • Apply the gel to clean, dry skin on the shoulders, upper arms, or abdomen (unless your doctor tells you to use it on another part of your body). Do not use on the genital area. Do not use on skin that has a cut, scrape, or other type of injury.
  • Allow the gel to dry on your skin before you cover it with clothes.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after using this medicine.
  • Throw away the empty foil packet in a place where children and pets cannot reach it.
  • Wait at least 5 to 6 hours after applying this medicine before you shower or swim.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Apply your medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not apply two doses at the same time.

Proper Androgel (Topical) Storage

Store Androgel (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Androgel (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Androgel (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using insulin, phenylbutazone (Butazolidin®), oxyphenbutazone (Tandearil®), propranolol (Inderal®), or corticosteroids (cortisone-type medicines).

Androgel (Topical) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have an enlarged prostate, sleep apnea, diabetes, or heart, kidney, liver, or lung disease.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have any blood relatives who have had prostate cancer.
  • Other types of testosterone given in high doses have been known to cause liver problems. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor.
  • This medicine can be transferred to another person if that person touches or rubs the skin where you apply the medicine. To keep this from happening, wash your hands immediately with soap and water after applying the medicine. Also, cover the skin where you applied the medicine with clothing after the gel has dried.
  • If another person does accidentally get this medicine on the skin, wash the area with soap and water as soon as possible.
  • Tell your doctor if your female partner starts to have male-like changes such as hair growth on her face or a significant increase in acne.
  • Talk with your doctor if your sexual partner is pregnant.

Androgel (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bloating or swelling of face, hands, lower legs, and/or feet
  • Breathing problems, including increased snoring or trouble breathing while asleep
  • Nausea, vomiting, or changes in skin color
  • Trouble urinating or an increase in how often you have to urinate
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Acne
  • Enlarged breasts
  • Erections that happen too often or that last too long
  • Rash or skin irritation where you apply the medicine

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