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Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

Prescription Required

Salt Composition : Testosterone

Manufacturer : BESINS HEALTHCARE INDIA PVT LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 99
Price :83
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Introduction to Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

Androgel 50mg(1%) gel is a hormonal drug, belonging to the category of androgen, which contains an active ingredient called testosterone. It is used in male hypogonadism (adult males with a deficiency or absence of testosterone) which can be confirmed by monitoring blood testosterone levels and symptoms like impotence, infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depression, and bone loss. Individuals allergic to the ingredient or soy should inform their doctor before administration of the medicine.

Men with prostate and breast cancer (a rare disorder) should be cautious before taking the medicine because it is contraindicated for them. Patients with heart disorders and high blood pressure should inform their doctor before using the medicine. It is not recommended for women, especially those who are pregnant, because androgel 50mg(1%) gel may cause virilization (development of male hormone) to the female fetus when administered. The safety and efficacy of the drug in pediatric males and adult males with age-related hypogonadism is not established. Inform your doctor if you have a risk for blood clots or a family history of blood clotting in a vein, already existing blood clots, smoking habits, obesity, or cancer.


Uses of Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

  • Primary hypogonadism (testicular failure)
  • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (problem in the pituitary gland or hypothalamus)

Therapeutic Effects of Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

Androgel 50mg(1%) gel  binds to the cytoplasmic androgen receptor; these receptor hormone complexes get transported to the nucleus for binding with DNA. This process leads to the expression of specific genes responsible for the development and maintenance of male sexual characteristics and other androgenic effects.


Interaction of Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with androgel 50mg(1%) gel and can cause undesirable side effects.


More Information about Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

  • Store androgel 50mg(1%) gel at 25˚C
  • Do not freeze
  • Keep children away from the sight and reach of this medication
  • Keep the gel away from heat or sunlight

How to consume Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Application sites are upper arms and shoulders. Make sure that the application area is clean, dry and there is no broken skin. Contact your doctor if you have any doubts.


Safety Advices for Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

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Pregnancy

  

Androgel 50mg(1%) gel is contraindicated to pregnant women and harmful to the unborn female baby. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant.

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Breast Feeding

  

It is unknown whether androgel 50mg(1%) gel is safe for breastfeeding women, avoid contact with the gel if you are a breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor for further details.

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Lungs

  

Inform your physician about any underlying lung disorders before applying androgel 50mg(1%) gel, as this medication should be used cautiously in lung disease patients.

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Liver

  

Inform your physician about any underlying liver disorders before applying androgel 50mg(1%) gel, as this medication should be used cautiously in liver disease patients.

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Alcohol

  

It is unknown whether it is safe to consume alcohol when you are using androgel 50mg(1%) gel. So, it is recommended to consult your doctor before taking medicine.

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Driving

  

It is unknown whether androgel 50mg(1%) gel alters driving ability. Consult your doctor before applying it.


Side Effects of Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Common

  • Worsening of hypertension (increased blood pressure)
  • Redness
  • Rash
  • Acne
  • Headache
  • Increased in prostatic specific agent (PSA)
  • Increased RBC and hemoglobin level

Word of Advice

Talk to your doctor if you have frequent erections of the penis, any changes in skin color, swelling of the ankles, unexplained nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting, heart, liver, kidney disease, epilepsy, migraines, breathing difficulties during sleep before taking androgel 50mg(1%) gel. Consult your doctor and monitor your blood pressure (RBC and hemoglobin) and prostatic specific agent (PSA), which helps detect prostate disease. Patients need to be cautious while applying the gel on their skin because it may cause burning sensation when applied on a damaged skin.


FAQs

Q 1. What are the precautions I need to take while taking androgel 50mg(1%) gel?

If you have applied too much of androgel 50mg(1%) gel by mistake, wash the area with soap and water where you have applied. Avoid directly touching your eyes or mouth after using the gel, and make sure that you have properly washed your hands after using the gel.

Q 2. Can I take androgel 50mg(1%) gel if I have a history of allergies to it?

Consult your doctor if you are allergic to androgel 50mg(1%) gel or soy before starting the medicine

Q 3. What happens if women take androgel 50mg(1%) gel?

It is not recommended for women, especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, if you touch androgel 50mg(1%) gel by mistake wash your hands immediately with soap and water. If you develop acne or changes in the growth or pattern of hair in your face or body, talk with your doctor.

Q 4. Can I swim after applying Androgel 50mg(1%) gel?

No, you should not swim after applying the gel at least for 5 hour. Consult your doctor for further details.

Q 5. Can I use androgel 50mg(1%) gel if I have skin problems?

Patients with skin problems are advised to consult your doctor before applying the medicine.


Fact Box of Androgel 50mg (1%) Gel

Molecule name: TestosteroneTherapeutic class: Hormones
Pharmacological class: Androgens

Indications: 

1. Primary hypogonadism (testicular failure)

2. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (problem in pituitary gland or hypothalamus)


References

  1. Antares Pharma, Inc. US Food and Drug administration, [Revised on April 2018], [Accessed on Sep 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/209863s000lbl.pdf
  2. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Androgens and drugs for erectile dysfunction, 7th edition, 2013, 296-300.

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