Quick AndroGel Data

Drug NameAndroGel
Other NamesTestosterone Gel
Drug ClassAndrogens
Drug Use(s)For the treatment of low testosterone levels
U.S. ManufacturerAbbVie (formerly part of Abbott Labs)
FDA Approval DateFebruary 2000
Last Sale DateCurrently Available
Recall StatusNot in recall
Other Low-T MedicationsFortesta, Striant, Testim, Androderm, Testopel, Depo Testosterone, Bio-T-Gel, Delatestryl, Axiron

AndroGel Facts

AndroGel is a topical testosterone gel used to treat men suffering from symptoms associated with low levels of testosterone, also known as "Low T." Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone in the human body that is responsible for physical functions such as sex drive, the growth and maturation of male sex organs, and the growth and distribution of male facial and body hair. In addition, testosterone affects characteristics such as the distribution of body fat, muscle mass, and energy level and mood. Men with low levels of testosterone may experience a variety of symptoms, including the following:

  • Tiredness
  • Lowered sexual desire
  • Depression
  • Thinning body hair
  • Loss of muscle mass

AndroGel Side Effects

When taking a testosterone replacement such as AndroGel certain side effects may occur. Some of the more common and less serious ones include, but are not limited to:

  • Skin irritation where testosterone is applied
  • Breast tenderness or possible swelling
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Change in sexual desire
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Hair loss

More serious side effects can include:

  • Severe blistering where testosterone is applied
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dark urine
  • Discolored stools
  • Prolonged, painful or frequent erections
  • Swelling of ankles or feet
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Weight gain
  • Testicle pain

There is also the potential for a patient to experience a serious allergic reaction to AndroGel. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • Itching and/or swelling of the face, lips, tongue
  • Hives or severe rash

AndroGel Lawsuits

Lawsuits have already been filed against the manufacturers of AndroGel and the indication is that there are more patients affected by this medication who could seek legal remedies for injuries and side effects connected to the use of AndroGel. It is crucial to speak with an experienced AndroGel attorney as soon as possible in order to learn of your legal options.

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