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Testosterone Patches Medication - Uses & Side Effects

These patches are used for men with low levels of the male hormone, testosterone. Lack of testosterone can lead to declining interest in sex, impotence, fatigue, depression, and loss of masculine characteristics

Testosterone Patches Dosage

  • If you are using testoderm, then the usual starting dose is 1 patch per day.
  • If you are using androderm, then the usual starting dose is one 5-milligram patch or two 2.5-milligram patches per day.

Uses of Testosterone Patches

  • It is used for men with low levels of the male hormone, testosterone.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Testosterone Patches

Before taken Testosterone Patches 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 Testosterone Patches. Side effects may include:

  • Breast enlargement
  • Prostate cancer
  • Heart, kidney, or liver disease
  • Itching
  • Discomfort, or irritation

Warnings and precautions before taking Testosterone Patches:

  • There is a possibility that your partner could absorb some of the hormone during sex and suffer unwanted changes. If she experiences increased hair growth or an aggravation of acne, then you should inform your doctor.
  • You should check with your doctor if you have frequent or persistent erections, vomiting, changes in skin color, or ankle swelling.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Testosterone Patches 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 Testosterone Patches with anti-inflammatory drug oxyphenbutazone.


After taken Testosterone Patches if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Testosterone overdose is very rare, but has been implicated in one case of stroke.

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