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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Androgel, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Androgel side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Androgel.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Androgel side effects are:
Shoulder (21 reports)
Gout (17 reports)
Atrial Fibrillation (16 reports)
Anger (14 reports)
WEIGHT GAIN (12 reports)
Cough (9 reports)
Sweating (8 reports)
Nipples Sensitive (6 reports)
Tired (6 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Androgel side effects . You can also compare Androgel side effects or view FDA reports.

Androgel Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Androgel reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Androgel on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Cerebrovascular Accident, Injury, Emotional Distress, Pain, Loss Of Employment
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from US , 43 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: cerebrovascular accident, injury, emotional distress, pain, loss of employment. Androgel dosage: Used As Directed.
Associated medications used:
  • Axiron (Used Throughout The Month Of July 2011)


Dark Circles Under Eyes, Insomnia, Product Quality Issue
Patient was taking Androgel. Patient felt the following Androgel side effects: dark circles under eyes, insomnia, product quality issue on Feb 28, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 200.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Androgel dosage: 3 Pumps.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Lisinopril
  • Lipitor
  • Ranitidine
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin D 2000
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Fish Oil


Blood Testosterone Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2014 by a Male taking Androgel (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 225.2 lb, After Androgel was administered, patient encountered several Androgel side effects: blood testosterone decreased.

Incorrect Dose Administered
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 48 years of age, weighting 166.1 lb, was treated with Androgel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: incorrect dose administered. Androgel dosage: 2 Pumps Daily.
Associated medications used:


Blood Testosterone Abnormal, Fatigue
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 225.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. Patient felt the following Androgel side effects: blood testosterone abnormal, fatigue. Androgel dosage: 1 Pump.

Blood Testosterone Decreased
Patient was taking Androgel. After Androgel was administered, patient encountered several Androgel side effects: blood testosterone decreased on Feb 28, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 234.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Androgel dosage: Increased To 3 Pumps And Then 4 Pumps.

Gynaecomastia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2014 by a Male taking Androgel (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 190.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: gynaecomastia.
Associated medications used:

Acne
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from US , weighting 190.2 lb, was treated with Androgel. Patient felt the following Androgel side effects: acne. Androgel dosage: 2 Pumps Daily.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ms Contin
  • Msir
  • Norgesic
  • Diclofenac
  • Zanaflex
  • Cymbalta
  • Lidoderm
  • Duragesic


Testicular Atrophy, Blood Testosterone Decreased
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 47 years of age, weighting 240.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. After Androgel was administered, patient encountered several Androgel side effects: testicular atrophy, blood testosterone decreased. Androgel dosage: N/A.

Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Movement Disorder
Patient was taking Androgel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: arthritis, musculoskeletal stiffness, movement disorder on Feb 28, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 57 years of age, weighting 260.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Androgel dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Tricor
  • Magnesium
  • Antidepressants


Dry Skin
Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2014 by a Male taking Androgel (Dosage: 3 Pumps Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 59 years of age, weighting 200.2 lb, Patient felt the following Androgel side effects: dry skin.

Joint Swelling, Hypertrichosis
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 150.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. After Androgel was administered, patient encountered several Androgel side effects: joint swelling, hypertrichosis. Androgel dosage: 4 Pumps.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lantus
  • Novolog
  • Albuterol
  • Levothyroxine
  • Cialis
  • Caltrate


Diarrhoea
on Feb 28, 2014 Patient from US , 57 years of age, weighting 230.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: diarrhoea. Androgel dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Muscle Spasms
Patient was taking Androgel. Patient felt the following Androgel side effects: muscle spasms on Feb 28, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 52 years of age, weighting 145.1 lb, was diagnosed with and. Androgel dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Hot Flush, Headache
Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2014 by a Male taking Androgel (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 48 years of age, weighting 220.2 lb, After Androgel was administered, patient encountered several Androgel side effects: hot flush, headache.

Weight Increased
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from US , 52 years of age, weighting 274.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: weight increased. Androgel dosage: N/A.

Application Site Rash, Application Site Pain
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from US , 58 years of age, weighting 259.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. Patient felt the following Androgel side effects: application site rash, application site pain. Androgel dosage: 5 Pumps/day.

Blood Testosterone Decreased
Patient was taking Androgel. After Androgel was administered, patient encountered several Androgel side effects: blood testosterone decreased on Feb 28, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 170.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Androgel dosage: Two Pump Actuations.

Irritability, Asthenia, Feeling Abnormal, Erectile Dysfunction, Aggression, Agitation, Depression, Emotional Poverty
Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2014 by a Male taking Androgel (Dosage: 2 Pumps Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 56 years of age, weighting 200.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: irritability, asthenia, feeling abnormal, erectile dysfunction, aggression, agitation, depression, emotional poverty.

Blood Testosterone Decreased
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. Patient felt the following Androgel side effects: blood testosterone decreased. Androgel dosage: 4 Pumps.

Pain, Accidental Exposure To Product
on Feb 28, 2014 Female from US , 57 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. After Androgel was administered, patient encountered several Androgel side effects: pain, accidental exposure to product. Androgel dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Rash Pruritic, Accidental Exposure To Product, Pain
Patient was taking Androgel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: rash pruritic, accidental exposure to product, pain on Feb 28, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 44 years of age, weighting 110.1 lb, was diagnosed with and. Androgel dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Blood Testosterone Decreased, Muscle Spasms
Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2014 by a Male taking Androgel (Dosage: 2 Pumps) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 150.1 lb, Patient felt the following Androgel side effects: blood creatine phosphokinase increased, blood testosterone decreased, muscle spasms.

Blood Testosterone Abnormal
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from US , weighting 218.2 lb, was treated with Androgel. After Androgel was administered, patient encountered several Androgel side effects: blood testosterone abnormal. Androgel dosage: 2 Pumps Daily.

Urticaria, Accidental Exposure To Product, Pruritus
on Feb 28, 2014 Female from US , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Androgel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Androgel side effects: urticaria, accidental exposure to product, pruritus. Androgel dosage: N/A.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative ANDROGEL Names:TESTOSTER

Active Ingredient: TESTOSTER

Androgel Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

Side Effects reported to FDA: 2967

Androgel safety alerts: 2009

Reported deaths: 32

Reported hospitalizations: 249

Testosterone gel products (AndroGel 1% and Testim 1% )

Audience: Urological and Endocrinological healthcare professionals, pediatricians 

[Posted 05/07/2009] FDA notified healthcare professionals that it will require two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the productsâ?? labels after receiving reports of adverse effects in children who were inadvertently exposed to testosterone through contact with another person being treated with these products. Despite the currently labeled precautions, FDA has received reports of eight cases of secondary exposure to testosterone in children ranging in age from nine months to five years. Since that time, additional reports of secondary exposure have been received by the agency and are presently under review. Of the fully reviewed cases, adverse events reported in these children included inappropriate enlargement of the genitalia (penis or clitoris), premature development of pubic hair, advanced bone age, increased libido and aggressive behavior. The gels are approved for use in men who either no longer produce testosterone or produce it in very low amounts. Both products are applied once daily, to the shoulders or upper arms. FDA has provided recommendations and precautions to minimize the potential for secondary exposure.

[May 07, 2009 - News Release - FDA]

[May 07, 2009 - Testosterone Gel Safety Information Page - FDA]

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