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Androderm Patch Reviews
Anytime: Usually irritation to skin under patch. Ask your doctor about the gel if you're having problems. For more: www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
Days to weeks: All testosterone replacement products get into your system pretty quickly so you should start noticing something shortly. With that said, it also depends upon how low you were to start and how large a dose/patch you're given/taking. In other words, there's less noticeable change going from b+ to a- as compared to moving from d- or even f to an strong b grade. But that's also dose dependent. ...Read more
Within several days: Most men should notice the effect (benefit) of Androderm (or any other testosterone supplement) within a few days of starting the regimen, assuming they're taking the right dose to achieve an adequate level. I usually recommend rechecking levels 4 weeks after starting. Of course, my goal is clinical response, not just a number, but lab guides me in keeping patients safe & preventing side effects. ...Read more
Adherence: Is the only issue other than irritation at the site of patch placement! ...Read more
Follow directions: Go to http://www. Androderm. Com/p/what_is_androderm (testosterone)/how_apply. Asp for instructions on how to apply androderm (testosterone). Make sure skin is clean & dry. If patch loosens, you may smooth edges. If patch falls off before noon, apply new one. If patch falls off later, do not replace. Do not tape patch to skin. Talk to your doc about other options if patch falls off repeatedly despite above. ...Read more
Depends: There is not really a clear cut answer in the prescribing instructions. You should get fairly steady state levels within a few weeks so it may not matter. It also depends when you shower. Normal dosing is nightly. I would work with your doctors but if you were my patient probably start before you go to bed and apply the same time every day. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm put on testosterone patches but was not told how much because it was an experiment. Is there a test I can do to find this out?
Follow protocol...: Since you signed on for testosterone patch investigation, you will be tested for testosterone before, during, and after its use. So, there is no practical need for testing yourself. If you do privately without professional order, I'm not sure if violating the contract or ethics. So, let the experiment run to the end as agreed upon, except you want to withdraw from the project and become private. ...Read more
Yes: Blood clots, acne, fluid retention, priapism, exacerbation of prostate cancer, exacerbation of male breast cancer, local itching, worsening of an enlarged prostate, headache, enlargement of the breasts, allergy, depression, male pattern baldness. Just like all medications, use it if it's necessary in the lowest effective dose, if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your doctor can help you decide. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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My testosterone is low. Had third injection of Aveed today. Looking for reviews of this product from users. Any info is appreciated?
The best, least expensive, way to get your testosterone under control is to have an injection of 200 mg every two weeks. You would start in your doctor's office but soon proceed for you or your wife to inject you at home every two weeks.
Effects of testosterone should be measured every three months initially but that will soon help you to know how much to take and how often. ...Read more
Try steroid cream: Try a little over the counter steroid cream. If it doesn't get better, see your doctor. ...Read more
How does minivelle patch work. Is it possible it increases testosterone which in turn increases estrogen?
Does one have to wean themselves off from a testosterone patch with andoderm in it? Please, need some answers?
No: You do not need to wean off testosterone medications. If you have been prescribed Androderm, presumably you've been diagnosed with hypogonadism or low testosterone. When you stop the androderm, your testosterone level will likely revert back to its level prior to the medication, or lower. Consider talking with your physician about a different testosterone preparation; there are many. ...Read more
Is it ok for someone with normal testosterone levels to use androderm patches for higher testosterone? Is this dangerous?
No/never. Yes/always: No, if you have normal testosterone (T) levels, you should not use Androderm patches or any other form of T replacement therapy. Yes, it's dangerous, especially if you're using someone else's medication w/o proper supervision. In this situation, you risk heart attack & stroke, as well as infertility, hair loss, acne, change in mood for worse, gynecomastia, prostate issues, etc. Don't do it! ...Read more
What are the risks of using a androderm (testosterone) patch that expired in 2001? Will it still work and is it safe enough to use?
Patch: It is probably still OK but it is expensive You are better off learning to give yourself testosterone injections every two weeks (may be less oor more frequent - you and your significant other will know). It is way less expensive. ...Read more
If you are on androderm (testosterone) 4mg for 3 months, how long will it take to resume normal sperm levels after you stop using the patch?
Sperm count: It depends on the individual but it may take 3-6 months. Sometimes it may not recover at all. ...Read more
I'm on androderm (testosterone) patch 2mg can I still get a cortesone shot for heel pain im 48 male
Yes you can!: No problem!Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the best/safest options of testosterone replacement therapy? Pellets/injections/patches/gels?
Pellet: My patients seem to get better and more consistent levels with testosterone pellets. In addition to better levels, the convenience factor puts it at the top of the list. Generally, an insertion for males will last 4-5 months, females, 3-4 months. For those who don't want pellets, my suggestion would be to use injections next and patches last. ...Read more
I am using testosterone androderm transdermal patches and my body parts go numb while I sleep. Related?
Don't think so: While anything is possible, testosterone in general & Androderm specifically have not been linked to any body parts going numb. It would've been helpful to know which parts go numb and if consistently same or varying. You can try your own experiment under your doc's supervision by coming off Androderm to see if numbness goes away or not. Good luck! ...Read more
39yr old female, why is testosterone 390ng/dl sohigh? Dhea-s low under 15ug/dl, period & cortisol normal. 2 years on 0.025 estrogen patch. No hairines
Recheck promptly!: Testosterone 390 ng/dl (are you absolutely sure of units?) is extremely high for a female. Please have it checked again sooner not later; if still elevated you need prompt evaluation of the pelvis with imaging studies. With no hairiness (hirsutism) and regular periods I am suspicious the test is either in error or there's a confusion with units. ...Read more
Is it ok for an 18 year old to use a 23.5mg androderm (testosterone) patch short-termly for muscle gain and erectile dysfunction? How long do they take to work?
No/never. Depends.: Bunch of issues. Androderm is approved for testosterone replacement therapy. It is currently only available as 2mg & 4mg patch (http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/androderm-patch. Html & http://www. Myandroderm. Com/androderm_patches. Aspx). It has previously been available in 2.5mg, 5mg & 7.5mg patches but no more so I'm not sure why you're asking about 23.5mg. Not approved for muscle gain or ED. Maybe 1 month ...Read more
If mild,: Consider these harmless lifestyle changes that can boost yor testosterone naturally: sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and duration (even a few days of poor sleep can drop testosterone levels), lose weight, and optimize the treatment of any chronic disease you may have (uncontrolled illness can lower testosterone). ...Read more