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Androderm is a prescription hormone medicine used to treat low testosterone levels in men. It comes in the form of a patch that is applied to the skin once a day in the evening. Side effects that have been reported with the patch include redness, itching, and other types of skin irritation at the application site.

What Is Androderm?

Androderm® (testosterone patch) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of low testosterone levels due to a variety of causes in men. It comes as a skin patch that is applied to the skin and changed every evening. The testosterone in the patch is absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.
 
Androderm is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance. This means it has the potential for abuse. As a Schedule III controlled substance, there are strict laws and regulations controlling its sale and use.
 
(Click Androderm Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Who Makes This Medication?

Androderm is made by Watson Pharma, Inc.
 

How Does Androderm Work?

Androderm patches contain testosterone, the primary male sex hormone. Testosterone from the patch is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream over a 24-hour period. As a result, blood levels of testosterone increase.
 
With the Androderm patch, testosterone levels are highest in the morning and lowest at night. This pattern mimics the normal daily variation of testosterone levels observed in healthy young men. However, it is unknown if this effect is clinically significant.
 
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