TESTOSTERONE (tes TOS ter one) is the main male hormone. It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice. This gel is used in males to treat low testosterone levels.
AndroGel may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This drug is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Wash your hands before and after use. Use it as directed on the prescription label, at the same time every day. Do not use it more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your product correctly. Allow the skin to air-dry, then cover with clothing to prevent others from coming in contact with the drug on your skin.
This drug comes with INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. Ask your pharmacist for directions on how to use this drug. Read the information carefully. Talk to your pharmacist or health care provider if you have questions.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of AndroGel contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: AndroGel is only for you. Do not share AndroGel with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-changes in emotions or moods
-high blood pressure
-signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as chest pain; shortness of breath; pain, swelling, or warmth in the leg
-signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-colored stools; loss of appetite; nausea; right upper belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin
-swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
-too frequent or persistent erections
-trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-skin irritation at site where applied
This list may not describe all possible side effects for AndroGel. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
-medicines for diabetes
-medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
-steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-if a female partner is pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-lung or breathing disease (asthma, COPD)
-prostate cancer or disease
-an unusual or allergic reaction to testosterone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your health care provider for regular checks on your progress. Tell your health care provider if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.You may need blood work while you are taking this drug.
This drug is for use in men who have low levels of testosterone related to certain medical conditions. Heart attacks and strokes have been reported with the use of this drug. Get emergency help if you develop signs or symptoms of a heart attack or stroke . Talk to your health care provider about the risks and benefits of this drug.
This drug can transfer from your body to others. If a person or pet comes in contact with the drug, they may have a serious risk of side effects. If you cannot avoid skin-to-skin contact, cover the drug site with clothing. If accidental contact happens, wash the skin of the person or pet right away with soap and water. Also, a female partner who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant should avoid contact with the gel or treated skin.
Do not become pregnant while taking this drug. Women should inform their health care provider if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is potential for serious harm to an unborn child. Tell your health care provider for more information.
This drug may affect blood sugar. Ask your health care provider if changes in diet or drugs are needed if you have diabetes.
This drug is banned from use in athletes by most athletic organizations.
Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.
Store at room temperature between 20 to 25 degrees C (68 to 77 degrees F). Keep closed until use. Protect from heat and light. This medicine is flammable. Avoid exposure to heat, fire, flame, and smoking. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.