Androgel Side Effects
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Alternative ANDROGEL Names:TESTOSTER
Active Ingredient: TESTOSTER
Side Effects reported to FDA: 704. View Androgel Adverse Reports
Androgel safety alerts: 2009
Reported deaths: 13
Reported hospitalizations: 103
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]
Androgel Adverse Reactions
Blood Testosterone Decreased ( 67 Reports)|Blood Testosterone Increased ( 36 Reports)|Asthenia ( 33 Reports)|Accidental Exposure ( 30 Reports)|Acne ( 30 Reports)|Fatigue ( 30 Reports)|Alopecia ( 25 Reports)|Prostate Cancer ( 23 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 22 Reports)|Pulmonary Embolism ( 22 Reports)|Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased ( 21 Reports)|Rash ( 21 Reports)|Weight Increased ( 20 Reports)|Headache ( 19 Reports)|Aggression ( 18 Reports)|Hair Growth Abnormal ( 17 Reports)|Dizziness ( 16 Reports)|Insomnia ( 16 Reports)|Precocious Puberty ( 16 Reports)|Depression ( 15 Reports)|Feeling Abnormal ( 15 Reports)|Hirsutism ( 15 Reports)|Oedema Peripheral ( 15 Reports)|Incorrect Dose Administered ( 14 Reports)|Myalgia ( 14 Reports)|Cerebrovascular Accident ( 13 Reports)|Dysuria ( 13 Reports)|Libido Decreased ( 13 Reports)|Haemoglobin Increased ( 12 Reports)|Sleep Apnoea Syndrome ( 12 Reports)|