What is AndroGel?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Testosterone

See also: Androgel pump

AndroGel is a brand name topical product of testosterone used in replacement therapy in males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Low testosterone 20 13
Hypogonadism 7 1
Androgen deficiency 5 2
General health 3 1
Fatigue 2 2
Andropause 1 2

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 4
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with AndroGel

Side effect Patients
Acne breakout 3
Blood clot 1
Hirsutism (excessive hair growth) 1
Increased body hair 1
Metabolic syndrome 1
Skin rash 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking AndroGel

Dosage Patients
3.24 % daily 2
1 g daily 1
2 % daily 1
4.86 % daily 1

Why patients stopped taking AndroGel

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 6
Change in health plan coverage 4
Other 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking AndroGel

Duration

Currently taking AndroGel

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking AndroGel

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 6
< $25 7
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking AndroGel after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate) 1

Patients stopped taking AndroGel and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate) 2
Clomiphene (Clomid) 1
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4 patient evaluations for AndroGel

Feb 6, 2010 (Started Jun 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I had no side effects and it help with my fatgue
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Jun 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Rembering to keep on a schedule with it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Sep 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypogonadism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Effective Tx for Hypogondism.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin rash)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 Daily
Advice & Tips: The pump is preferred since it is easier to use.
Side effects: skin rash

  • 0 helpful marks
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