How long does Androgel take to start to affect a libido?
My husband is on 1% androgel, 5mg a day. We decided to wait to have sex until we were married, so we didn't know that this would be a problem. Now that we've been married for over 3 months, we've never had sex. He's taken it for a week now and we have seen no difference. How long will this take? I...
Asked by Verena Mccullah 6 months ago.
My husband is on 1% androgel, 5mg a day. We decided to wait to have sex until we were married, so we didn't know that this would be a problem. Now that we've been married for over 3 months, we've never had sex. He's taken it for a week now and we have seen no difference. How long will this take? I have heard of people seeing immediate affects. Answered by Joni Brignoni 6 months ago.
AndroGel Side Effects: The most common side effects associated with AndroGel use include: •Acne •Elevated cholesterol levels •Frequent urination •Increased red blood cell count •Increased liver function tests •Prostate disorder •Skin irritation at the application site This medication may be associated with other, more serious side effects. For more information see our AndroGel side effects page. AndroGel Uses: AndroGel is used in the treatment of low testosterone, a condition also referred to as hypogonadism. Testosterone is naturally produced in men, in large part by the testes but also by the adrenal glands. Male testosterone levels typically decrease after the age of 40, however other factors such as chemotherapy, testicular disorders and pituitary gland tumors can also cause declining testosterone levels. AndroGel Interactions: Patients should speak with their doctor about the use of any medications, vitamins or supplements before taking AndroGel. The following medications may adversely interact with AndroGel: •Corticosteroids •Insulin •Oral anticoagulants AndroGel Dosage Information: Typical Dosage Recommendations AndroGel dosages may vary among patients. Your doctor will establish your dosage requirements according to your individual needs. It is important to follow the guidelines established by your doctor. AndroGel is a topical gel and is available in packets or a pump. Adult men beginning treatment with AndroGel will generally take an initial once-daily dosage of 5 g. In patients with serum testosterone levels below the normal range, this daily dosage may be gradually increased to 7.5 g and then to 10 g. AndroGel should only be applied to dry skin in the areas of the upper arms, the stomach or the shoulders. Patients should not apply the gel to the genital region. Patients should wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water directly following use of AndroGel. Patients should not put on a shirt or engage in physical contact with others until the gel has dried completely. Missing a Dose of AndroGel If you forget to apply a dose of AndroGel, do so as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosage schedule. Do not apply a double dose of this medication. AndroGel Overdose Contact your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have overdosed on this medication. AndroGel FDA Approval: February 28, 2000 AndroGel Recall/Black Box Warning Information: AndroGel carries a black box warning informing consumers that the inadvertent transfer of AndroGel through physical contact to women and children may result in dangerous complications. Virilization has occurred in children exposed to this medication. If someone is inadvertently exposed to AndroGel, they should wash the area immediately and thoroughly with soap and water. Answered by Rodney Orlinsky 6 months ago.
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Need advice about Androgel?
My husband is 55 and is on Androgel but it is making life miserable for us. If he takes it he becomes very aggressive and too talkative and not careful of what he says to people. On the other hand if he doesn't take it he becomes depressed, moody, not caring about anything, doesn't care about the fact that...
Asked by Estefana Rusinski 6 months ago.
My husband is 55 and is on Androgel but it is making life miserable for us. If he takes it he becomes very aggressive and too talkative and not careful of what he says to people. On the other hand if he doesn't take it he becomes depressed, moody, not caring about anything, doesn't care about the fact that he doesn't have a job and I cant put food on the table for my family. I cant take it anymore I am on the verge of leaving him it he wont help himself. He is under two doctors care who is trying to get the dosage right but to them it is not serious enough to really make a big deal about it. Help I really cant take anymore of this, also he looks real old and shrunk to the point of being shorter than me. Answered by Fatimah Rieder 6 months ago.
It's not the Androgel and I can tell you that from personal experience. I've taken it ever since it first came out and before that I took injections of testosterone. It's a myth that testosterone causes rage but it does and is suppose to cause some aggression. This was intended by nature because in the historic period of time when man was the hunter-gatherer he had to fight off the harsh elements and often wild animals and is aggression gives him this ability that makes him a man. It also gives him the ability to get erections and the desire to have sex. Not having a job can cause a whole lot of problems for any man and it can destroy his self esteem, his confidence and cause major depression. If he is taking a 5 mg dose of Androgel every day he is only taking the minimal maintenance dose. Some men take two packets of Androgel or 10 mg a day but at age 55, 5 mg is sufficient for your hubby. DON'T try to call his doctor and interfere because the doctor is treating him and his medical triage is supposed to be between him and his doctor. If you think he needs psychological help you need to seek a professional in that field and perhaps both of you become involve in that type of treatment. Ordinary MD's are not qualified for emotional and personal issues. I can't give you any professional advice on your marriage but I would never advise someone to break up without first trying to solve the issues amicably. Please do not blame the Androgel, I know that is not his problem and I have over 20 years of experience with testosterone replacement therapy. A man needs it to be a man! Answered by Eliana Weatherspoon 6 months ago.
His symptoms sound a lot like bi-polar disorder to me. I have been using Androgel for about 4 years and never had any side effects that severe. Answered by Catalina Prokos 6 months ago.
As his partner you have the right to contact his doctor and tell him what is going on and that it is effecting your relationship with him. Make an appointment with his doctor for yourself a consultation appointment or get the doctors email and let him know what is going on. your husband is probably not telling him about what he is doing and how it is effecting him ALSO let BOTH doctors know about each other and what is being prescribed curtdude Answered by Louie Vallette 6 months ago.
Question about Androgel?
I'm currently taking Androgel and I don't feel any different. It's been a week and the exhaustion is still there, how much longer should I wait? Oh, I take about 10mg daily.
Asked by Vannesa Keckler 6 months ago.
Hello You must ask your doctor and tell him the problems with Androgel, he knows best. Maybe your dosage it's to low, it was in my case my doctor prescribed me 50 mg of Androgel and I had better results. Please go to your doctor and talk with him about your problems. Here my experience with Androgel: AndroGel® is the first-ever testosterone replacement gel to be approved by the FDA for replacement therapy in men for conditions associated with low testosterone. Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, affects approximately four to five million American men. The condition is linked with diminished interest in sex, impotence, reduced lean body mass, decreased bone density and lowered mood and energy levels. The unique method of transport (rub in gel) offers many benefits. Those traumatized by needles will surely enjoy rubbing in testosterone to the skin, apposed to injecting it intra-muscularly. My results with the Androgel have been very satisfactory. I'm having an increase in libido, increased frequency of AM erections (nearly daily), increased flaccid penile volume, and increased duration and turgidity of erections. Intercourse is more satisfying, and has been much more frequent. I was on a body-building program before starting Androgel, and I have continued the program while on it. I've increased the mass lifted on all major muscle group exercises by at least 20 pounds, and in the case of leg press, by almost 200. Muscle mass is increased, and body composition has dropped to 8% body fat. Recovery time seems to be reduced, and I'm able to do cardio daily without excessive fatigue. BP is normal 130/80; pulse is 55-60; resp. 10-12. I've had to buy several sets of pants and belts over the last 3 months, but I promised myself I wouldn't ever complain about that! My mood seems to be more consistently elevated, but that could just be feeling good from the other changes. And my appetite has increased to be more like that of a twenty year old. I don't remember eating like this when I was a teenager. I think that about covers it. You can see why I am reluctant to run out of Androgel. Answered by Kevin Curnow 6 months ago.
I too have Klinefelter's and use regular androgel. I'm fifty nine years historical. I stayed off testosterone so much of my lifestyles and only in the near past bought again on it for weight reduction (muscle constructing) and feature misplaced just about 40lbs within the final 6 months. Since I'm no longer so fats, my dick turns out larger, and so the reply for your query is, Yes. But no longer the "sure" you desired. Answered by Jenette Ohren 6 months ago.
Should I be worried about using AndroGel?
My doctor told me to use AndroGel because I have low levels of testosterone. I'm worried about using it because I already have slight gynecomastia, but I can live with it because it's not noticeable under my clothes. Will taking AndroGel make it worse?
Asked by Jerrell Wessner 6 months ago.
I have been on AndroGel over 4 years now and will be on it the remainder of my life. My gynecomastia was surgically removed years before I was placed on HRT, and it has never returned. Like you, my T-level drops well below the minimum so I must use this product, AndroGel. Frankly, my body does not produce sufficient testosterone. When you get it, be sure to read the clinical information sheet which comes with it, for it explains other male factors (deeper voice, muscular control, secondary sex development, etc) which are affected by lack of testosterone. I am pleased with the changes it has made in me; I feel like I've gone through puberty a second time! Answered by Sharika Farin 6 months ago.
Gynecomastia develops because of an increase or imbalance of estrogen. If you are a young person going through puberty hormonal surges are common and the lumps may well resolve on their own. Abusing steroids and certain medicines including Finasteride are typical causes for men. If the gynecomastia is bad you will likely require surgery. Be very careful selecting a surgeon do a lot of research. Eliminating the lumps yourself is doable if you have a more mild case or it is very recent. Using a DHT topical plus naturally lowering systemic estrogen using supplements is an effective strategy. For some good information about this check out the kosweizer protocol. Answered by Beverley Dlabaj 6 months ago.
Increases in estrogen or an estrogen to testosterone imbalance are the prime factors behind gynecomastia. If you are a young person undergoing puberty hormone spikes are common and the lumps will probably clear up on their own. Using steroids as well as certain drugs such as Finasteride are typical causes for adult men. If the gynecomastia is bad you will likely need surgery. Make sure you do a ton of research before choosing your plastic surgeon. If you have a more mild case or you got it recently you may be able to get rid of it yourself. Using a DHT topical plus naturally reducing systemic estrogen with natural supplements is an effective approach. Look into the kosweizer protocol for further information. Answered by Hettie Macklem 6 months ago.
There are drugs that will stop the growth of gyno. Your doctor should know this, its called nolvadex. It will not remove the gyno you already have but will prevent it from getting worse once on androgel. Answered by Sol Siebert 6 months ago.
Is there any bad effects from prolonged use of Androgel?
I've used this product for years, but wonder if the long time use is a good idea.
Asked by Hien Stenback 6 months ago.
Androgel is a testosterone medication. There are long term side effects of taking it, similar to other testosterone medications and steroids. The amount of Androgel and duration of use, as well as how your body reacts will play into the side effects of prolonged use. If you are taking this medication under the supervision of your health care provider, then talk with them about your concern. The bodies endocrine (hormone) system is sensitive, so no sudden increases or decreases are advised (don't stop abruptly if you've been taking for long periods of time). If you've been using Androgel for years, your body had probably compensated by reducing the amount of testosterone it makes on its own. A SLOW / gradual decrease will lessen unwanted side effects and to allow for your body to start to make it's own testosterone again (given it was working right in the first place). Answered by Malissa Maltez 6 months ago.
If you've ever used Androgel, what were your side effects?
It's a testosterone gel
Asked by Misty Rodkin 6 months ago.
Androgel 1% 5GM 150GM. Yes i use it, and no i have not had any side effects except that it doesn't always work. I very often have to take the injections every two weeks. You should have a paper insert with the Androgel which will tell you the side effects. Good Luck! Oh yes! just remembered yes i have what looks like a chemical burn every so often from it. I suppose the alcohol contents in it. Answered by Sammie Haltom 6 months ago.
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Does androgel have the same effect as a selfinjection?
I'm deathly afraid of needles and have been contemplating on transition soon and I have been doing research on a few things. Does the gel do all the things a self-injection of T would? I have also seen maybe two videos of people that have been on androgel and their voice seemed to have not really deepened or...
Asked by Mitchel Voight 6 months ago.
I'm deathly afraid of needles and have been contemplating on transition soon and I have been doing research on a few things. Does the gel do all the things a self-injection of T would? I have also seen maybe two videos of people that have been on androgel and their voice seemed to have not really deepened or anything. This is serious! Thank you. Answered by Genevive Merseal 6 months ago.
Androgel and testosterone injections will basically do the same thing but the gel doesn't work as effectively for boys who have been born with the condition of hypogonadism, i.e. their testicles don't produce enough testosterone for one reason or another to induce the male masculinity effects during a boys puberty stage. For a boy who has finished puberty and is in adolescence the gel will work about the same as the injections. However, there are major differences for other reasons, namely the gel has to be applied daily and it costs a whole lot more than testosterone injections. Also the half like fo the injection is about 8 or 9 days so it only has to be injected every 1,2,or 3 weeks depending on the dosage but a maintenance dose is 100 mg every 8 days or every week, or 200 mg every 2 wks, etc.etc. The gel usually costs about $280.00-$300.00 for 30 days while the injections only cost around $80.00 for a vial containing 5 ml or 5 doses. Answered by Katerine Pfrommer 6 months ago.
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In your experience...Testim, Androgel or shots?
My husband had blood work done and has low testosterone. He has been on Testim gel for about 2 months and his libido is not increasing a bit. He is better able to “perform” but does not desire sex unless I initiate it. A friend of his suggested trying testosterone shots as they worked great for him. Do we need...
Asked by Tam Michalicek 6 months ago.
My husband had blood work done and has low testosterone. He has been on Testim gel for about 2 months and his libido is not increasing a bit. He is better able to “perform” but does not desire sex unless I initiate it. A friend of his suggested trying testosterone shots as they worked great for him. Do we need to wait longer to see if Testim will kick in or do shots work better? He is under the care of a doctor. I'm just doing research to see what people using the medications have experienced and to know when we should be looking for another treatment. I'd love to hear your experience and any advice or websites you can recommend. I just don't know what I should be expecting and what to do if this Testim treatment doesn't help his libido. Please don't tell me to just live with it. Neither of us are happy with his low sex drive and we both want solutions. Answered by Candice Heitger 6 months ago.
I was on Androgel for two years and recently switched to Testim because recent tests show that Testim absorbs much better, nothing more. My libido is off the chart and has been that way since starting the androgel. Im over 40 and my 23 year old girlfriend cant keep up. I haven't noticed a change with the Testim either way. But, my concern has been for weight lifting and muscle development, not libido. I would give it at least a month to make sure his system is saturated and T-level raised, then re-evaluate. As far as shots, most doctors and I agree; shots have a peak and then a valley. Trans dermal is better for long term use. Answered by Edith Afshari 6 months ago.
Androgel Experience Answered by Gala Helfen 6 months ago.
Give it six months. Rome wasn't built in a day. Read the following article to see if any of the items listed apply to your husband. If they do - then lifestyle adjustments are mandatory to help with his issue. What are my options? Definite DON'Ts Alcohol Alcohol kills reproductive cells and decreases sperm viability. It also disrupts the link between the brain and the penis. Excessive use of alcohol inhibits the creation of the male sex hormone, androgen. Smoking Nicotine reduces arterial pressure and as a result, prevents blood circulation to the penis. In addition, toxic substances from smoking are detrimental for sperm maturation. Marijuana Sharply reduces the level of male sexual hormones, disrupts chromosomes and promotes undesired genetic changes. Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids bear a close resemblance to testosterone and as a result, the body stops its natural production causing impotence to occur. High Cholesterol Too much cholesterol blocks the vessels providing blood to the penis and thereby reduces the blood flow necessary to maintain an erection. Overweight Being overweight can disrupt your hormone balance and, as a result, the production of hormones necessary for achieving erection can become insufficient. Chemical drugs Studies show that out of two hundred most used medicines; as many as sixteen are likely to cause impotence. Among the most risky are drugs used for the treatment of high blood pressure, depression, insomnia, ulcers, tumors, plus a couple of medications used to combat allergy. Answered by Clark Dedrick 6 months ago.
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At 40 I need to start working out. I need a fast boost for my routine, is androgel enough...or do i need I.M.?
I dont want to embarque on a muscle building career...just overcome 40 sedentary years fast. I'd like to look like jack lalane when he was my age. With modern pharmaceuticals I shouldn't have to put the same amount of effort in he did back then. Any shortcut helps are appreciated. I know there will be...
Asked by Blossom Occhiogrosso 6 months ago.
I dont want to embarque on a muscle building career...just overcome 40 sedentary years fast. I'd like to look like jack lalane when he was my age. With modern pharmaceuticals I shouldn't have to put the same amount of effort in he did back then. Any shortcut helps are appreciated. I know there will be commitment involved, but fast results would feed my dedication. Without access to labs for bloodwork I don't want to overshoot on levels.....so I'm leaning on the topical route but fear it may not produce the level of result to keep me commited. Answered by Amalia Volkmann 6 months ago.
Androgel wont support the fast results you need, but if you overshoot on the IM your body can convert excess testosterone to estrogen. Join a fitness center and rotate through 'trainers' ask the trainers on the downlow for help. Eventually you'll encounter someone straight up. If you run out of trainers in one place switch facilities. Dont lock in anywhere long term. Someone will have the right contacts to help you out, but you will probably have to go through a lot of contacts til you find someone to work with you who has the right contacts themself. If you're in a border state to Mexico you can find people with the right credentials (Real Doctors) not under the gun of America's legal system operating freely just take a daytrip away. If these options arn't viable for you just rub on the gel.....it wont kill you and it will help a little....but you probably wont get the results you need to sustain a true commitment. At 40 years old its now or never so dive in head first man! Answered by Joan Jiang 6 months ago.