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Androgel

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3.7  Effectiveness
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RateADrug users have reported 8 Androgel side effects and 4 Androgel benefits.

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The generic name of this medication is testosterone and brand names are AndroGel and Testim.

The active ingredient of this medication is testosterone and the inactive ingredients include carbomer; ethyl alcohol; and isopropyl myristate.

This medication is used in treating symptoms associated with decreased levels of testosterone in adult men when the body is unable to produce enough testosterone, condition referred to as hypogonadism.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Androgel, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 85.3% 11.8% 2.9%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.9% 5.9% 76.5% 14.7% 0%
Blood Pressure 2.9% 11.8% 70.6% 14.7% 0%
Breathing 0% 11.4% 77.1% 11.4% 0%
Confidence 5.6% 19.4% 47.2% 22.2% 5.6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 2.9% 14.3% 71.4% 2.9% 8.6%
Digestion 0% 14.7% 82.4% 2.9% 0%
Emotional Well-being 5.6% 19.4% 41.7% 16.7% 16.7%
Energy 10.8% 27% 35.1% 10.8% 16.2%
Eyesight 0% 11.8% 79.4% 8.8% 0%
Memory 2.9% 22.9% 60% 8.6% 5.7%
Mental Clarity 2.9% 17.1% 57.1% 20% 2.9%
Pain 5.9% 5.9% 76.5% 11.8% 0%
Patience 5.6% 25% 47.2% 13.9% 8.3%
Sexual Health 0% 32.4% 29.7% 18.9% 18.9%
Skin Complexion 2.9% 17.1% 68.6% 11.4% 0%
Sleep 8.6% 20% 51.4% 14.3% 5.7%
Stress Level 2.9% 25.7% 60% 8.6% 2.9%
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Commonly Reported Androgel Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Back Pain 77.8% 16.7% 0% 5.6% 0%
Cold Symptoms 76.9% 15.4% 7.7% 0% 0%
Ringing in Ears 70.4% 11.1% 11.1% 3.7% 3.7%
Headache 74.3% 20% 5.7% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 50% 25% 0% 0% 25%
Gas 69.2% 15.4% 15.4% 0% 0%
Fatigue 68.6% 11.4% 8.6% 5.7% 5.7%
Depression 64.7% 17.6% 11.8% 5.9% 0%
Mood Swings 61.5% 15.4% 7.7% 15.4% 0%
Blurred Vision 76.9% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 84.6% 15.4% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 84.6% 7.7% 7.7% 0% 0%
Confusion 92.3% 0% 7.7% 0% 0%
Pain 77.8% 5.6% 11.1% 0% 5.6%
Irregular Heartbeat 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 78.3% 13% 4.3% 4.3% 0%
Indigestion 76.2% 14.3% 4.8% 4.8% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Anxiety 84.6% 7.7% 7.7% 0% 0%
Nausea 89.7% 10.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 82.4% 11.8% 2.9% 2.9% 0%
Bleeding 95.2% 0% 4.8% 0% 0%
Insomnia 84.6% 0% 7.7% 0% 7.7%
Allergic Reaction 86.2% 10.3% 0% 0% 3.4%
Irritability / Impatience 57.1% 42.9% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 69.2% 15.4% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Stuffy Nose 69.6% 13% 8.7% 8.7% 0%
Diarrhea 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Androgel Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Erectile Dysfunction 90.9% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 81.2% 18.8% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Pain 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 90.5% 4.8% 4.8% 0% 0%
Hearing Loss 85.7% 4.8% 9.5% 0% 0%
Bleeding 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Pain in Arm and/or Shoulder 73.9% 13% 4.3% 0% 8.7%
Swelling 82.6% 13% 0% 0% 4.3%
Irregular Heartbeat 88.2% 5.9% 5.9% 0% 0%
Ringing in Ears 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Fainting 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 72.7% 13.6% 9.1% 4.5% 0%
Bluish Hue in Vision 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Androgel
Since taking Androgel Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
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03 Mar 2014 My rash was very bad and it itches I was almost breaking my skin open from scratching an now my skin is red like sunburn in the area I was putting it.
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29 Sep 2013 This gel has worked great for me. I'm 50 and have gained 1 1/2 to penis and very hard erections and equal ejaculations. Feel like I'm 20 again! Been of it for just over a year and notice my athletic abilitiies are getting better all the time.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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29 Sep 2013 stopped in April and it took till September for pain in shoulder to stop,,, started to work out at gym again, lithi weights to start,, now back to heavier weights,,machines only no free weights,, strength coming back ,,, pain in shoulders doesn't seem to be like before only pain after work out and exercise ,,, afraid to start androgel again ,,haven't had new blood work since April.,,,, in April when i complained to Dr. about pain he blew it off as nothing even though I reference this blog, Drs. don't listen!!!!!! Getting good results with exercise but no firm erections without cealis ,, Is there any other test replacement alternative out there?????????????
   —Posted by RGM hope for better answers
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29 Sep 2013 I just androgel yesterday. I am 45 years old with Low T below 300. My biggest problem is getting a full erecrtion and holding it. Labido had been a problem but seems to be improving as long as I regain confidence. Don't know what it will do for me in the long run. My question is how long did it take most of you before you felt any type of improvment? Days, weeks, months? Also will it cause any shrinkage, testicles or penis? Even after it dries can my family still be exposed?
   —Posted by Rookie T
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25 Apr 2013 In short, I feel as if I were 21 again and I am 53. My numbers were under 150 at the Dr. Now, he just askes how I'm doing and I tell him great!! He let's it go and say "enjoy".
   —Posted by Matthew
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