Androgel gel pack 1%/5g

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Description

This medication is a male-hormone supplement. Typically, it is used for hormonal problems. It may also be used for sexual problems in men. It requires a few weeks to take effect.

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Instructions

This product is an odourless, non-staining gel. Apply the gel in a thin layer over large surfaces such as shoulders, arms, or abdomen. Allow the gel to dry for about 2 minutes before getting dressed.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Apply it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effect.

If you remember missing a dose within 12 hours of the time it is usually taken, apply it as soon as you remember, then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. If the dose is missed by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose. Do not double the next dose to catch up.

Side Effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause pimples (acne);
  • it may cause unusual tiredness;
  • it may cause nervousness or anxiety;
  • it may cause headaches;
  • occasionally, it may cause breast development in men;
  • it may cause a reaction at the application site.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additionnal Information

Children and pregnant women must avoid direct contact with a zone of application not washed or not covered with a garment.

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

Pregnant women should not use this product. If you're planning a pregnancy or become pregnant, contact your family doctor. Pregnant contacts should also be protected from exposure to the medication.

General Notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

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