|Other Names||Testosterone Gel|
|Drug Use(s)||For the treatment of low testosterone levels|
|U.S. Manufacturer||AbbVie (formerly part of Abbott Labs)|
|FDA Approval Date||February 2000|
|Last Sale Date||Currently Available|
|Recall Status||Not in recall|
|Other Low-T Medications||Fortesta, Striant, Testim, Androderm, Testopel, Depo Testosterone, Bio-T-Gel, Delatestryl, Axiron|
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:
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:
More serious side effects can include:
There is also the potential for a patient to experience a serious allergic reaction to AndroGel. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
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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