Dosing InformationThe dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your testosterone levels.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Androderm Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of AndrodermJust like any medicine, Androderm may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the patch will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Androderm include irritation at the patch site, such as:
(Click Androderm Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsAndroderm may react with several other medicines (see Androderm Drug Interactions).
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Heart disease
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Plans to have a procedure known as a magnetic resonance imaging scan (MRI)
- High cholesterol
- Increased red blood cells
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Androderm and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Androderm and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Androderm Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)