Androgel

Written by Brian Loncar

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Testosterone is a naturally occurring male hormone necessary for many processes in the body.  Testosterone topical is used to treat conditions in men that result from a lack of natural testosterone, and the topical may be used for other purposes as well.

Androgel® is a topical testosterone replacement drug available in 1% and 1.62% formulas. Users of the gel are advised to cover the application area (usually the upper arm or shoulder) to shield others from coming into contact with the drug. While testosterone topical was never meant for use by women or children, reports have surfaced that secondary exposure can have a number of detrimental effects on women and children.

Women exposed to Androgel® either through contact with the user or his clothing, towels, or sheets, can develop symptoms associated with increased testosterone levels, including changes in hair distribution and acne.

Children exposed to Androgel® and other topical testosterone drugs may experience premature sexual development, including inappropriate enlargement of the penis or clitoris, premature development of pubic hair, increased erections, aggressive behavior, and advanced bone age.

Users of Androgel® with concerns should contact their doctors.  Patients should not discontinue use of the testosterone topical without first consulting with their physician.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the drug Androgel®, feel free to contact my office at 800-285-4878 or use the link to the right.

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