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Androgel Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Testosterone is a naturally occurring male hormone and it is necessary for many processes in the body. It is a hormone replacement product for men that are suffering from hypogonadism, a low level of the male hormone testosterone.

Androgel Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose of AndroGel is one 5-gram packet applied once daily

Uses of Androgel

  • AndroGel is used to treat conditions in men that result from a lack of natural testosterone.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Androgel

Before taken Androgel medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Androgel. Side effects may include:

  • Acne
  • Breast enlargement
  • Emotional instability
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Prostate disorder

Warnings and precautions before taking Androgel:

  • If you have a history of heart, kidney, or liver disease and develop swelling in the hands, feet, or ankles, then you should stop using AndroGel.
  • Before using testosterone, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
  • Before using this medicine, you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have breast cancer (males), prostate cancer.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Androgel with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Androgel with the following:

  • Oxyphenbutazone
  • Insulin (Humulin, Novolin)
  • Propranolol (Inderal)

After taken Androgel if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. One reported overdose of injectable testosterone is believed to have caused a stroke.

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