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Testosterone (Definition)

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When do you see effects of androderm (testosterone) patch?

When do you see effects of androderm (testosterone) patch?

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

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When do you notice effect of androderm (testosterone) patch?

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

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When would I notice effects of androderm (testosterone) patch?

When would I notice effects of androderm (testosterone) patch?

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

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Any guys have problems with the androderm (testosterone) patch?

Adherence: Is the only issue other than irritation at the site of patch placement! ...Read more

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I have problems with the androderm (testosterone) patch not sticking?

I have problems with the androderm (testosterone) patch not sticking?

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

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Are there side effects of the androderm (testosterone) patch?

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

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

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

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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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?

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

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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?

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

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I use androderm (testosterone) and work 6pm to 5am, what time should I apply the patch?

I use androderm (testosterone) and work 6pm to 5am, what time should I apply the patch?

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

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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?

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

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Where I can find testosterone booster patches?

Where I can find testosterone booster patches?

You don't "FIND": These patches are used by prescription only. You need to see a doctor and have them prescribed. They aren't just "found" on the internet or anything. ...Read more

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Irritated skin from 50mg androderm (testosterone) patches?

Irritated skin from 50mg androderm (testosterone) patches?

Try steroid cream: Try a little over the counter steroid cream. If it doesn't get better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How does minivelle patch work. Is it possible it increases testosterone which in turn increases estrogen?

How does minivelle patch work. Is it possible it increases testosterone which in turn increases estrogen?

No: The Minivelle patch is an estrogen patch. It actually is going to lower testosterone. But, because it's an estrogen patch, it will increase estrogen, but you likely already knew that, I'm guessing. ...Read more

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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

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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

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