Watson Pharmaceuticals | Androderm (Medication)
Androderm/testosterone is a medicated patch that contains testosterone and is used for hormone replacement in men who are not able to produce enough testosterone (e. g. , hypogonadism).
Testosterone is a naturally occurring male hormone necessary for many processes in the body. This medication is absorbed through the skin, enters your bloodstream, and helps your body reach normal testosterone levels. Testosterone helps the body to produce sperm and to develop and maintain the male sexual characteristics (masculinity), such as a deep voice and body hair. It also helps to maintain muscle and prevent bone loss, and is necessary for natural sexual ability/desire. This drug should not be used by women. ...
Itching, irritation, or discomfort at the application site may occur during the first few days as your body adjusts to the patch. Other side effects may include acne, headache, hair loss, anxiety, or a change in sexual desire. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Inform your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:breast pain/enlargement, swelling of the feet/ankles (edema), weight gain, very slow/shallow/difficult breathing (possibly while sleeping), unusual weakness.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:trouble urinating, mental/mood changes (e. g. , depression, agitation, hostility), change in size/shape of the testicles, testicle pain/tenderness, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing of eyes/skin, change in the amount of urine, calf tenderness/swelling/pain.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. ...
Before using Androderm, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to testosterone or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soy), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:male breast cancer, prostate cancer. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:liver problems, prostate problems (e. g. , enlarged prostate or BPH), heart problems, kidney problems, diabetes, high cholesterol level, difficulty breathing during sleep (apnea), high blood pressure, bone cancer.
If you are going to have an MRI test, notify testing personnel that you are using this patch. Serious burns may occur during MRI tests because of the aluminum contained in these patches. It should be removed just before the MRI test or consult your doctor for specific instructions.
Extreme caution is advised if using this drug in children because it might stunt the growth of the child. Monitor the child's growth rate carefully.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...