A 42-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

Is it ok to cut the androderm (testosterone) patch and use the left over gel?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No. Don't cut patch!: Most patches are not designed to be cut (lidoderm is an exception). As this may affect its efficacy. From the www.Androderm.Com website: "do not use an androderm® patch if the pouch seal is broken or the patch is cut, damaged, or changed in any way. Throw it away and get a new one." if you're not satisfied w/your response to your current dose, talk to your doc & get your levels checked.
Answered on Dec 3, 2012

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
It might : Feel that way but not enough medication to help you. So please change your patch on time!
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Testosterone : Androgel and monitor labs as recommended.
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neither. : For your age, try clomiphene.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: He should stop using it now but short term exposure is not going to cause any long term consequences.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month