Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Androderm

(Testosterone Patch)

  • Patch
  • Low testosterone
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Treats low testosterone.

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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

The testosterone patch is a topical form of hormone replacement that doesn't affect people you come in contact with, but it can cause skin irritation so you have to rotate its position every night.

  • The testosterone patch doesn't have to be removed when you're having sex or if you're showering or bathing.
  • The testosterone patch prevents other people around you from coming in contact with testosterone, unlike other topical forms such as gels.
  • The testosterone patch only has to be placed once each night.
  • Not available in generic.
  • You have to be careful to rotate the testosterone patch to a different part of your body each night.
  • Can cause skin irritation.
  • Has to be removed before you have an MRI.
  • The patch can become loose if you do heavy exercise or sweat a lot.
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Side effects for Androderm (Testosterone Patch)

From clinical trials of Androderm / Hypogonadism- Males (2-6 mg/day) ( 36)

  • Any appication site reactionAny appication site reaction28% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • Application site pruritusApplication site pruritus17% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • Application site vesiclesApplication site vesicles6% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • Back painBack pain6% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • Application site erythemaApplication site erythema3% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • Application site exfoliationApplication site exfoliation3% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • ChillsChills3% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • ProstatitisProstatitis3% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • FatigueFatigue3% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo
  • Acid reflux diseaseAcid reflux disease3% for Testosterone patch vs.0% for placebo

What to expect when you take Androderm (Testosterone Patch)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Place the testosterone patch on a clean, dry area of your skin each night. Don't put it on your scrotum or a bony part of your body.
  • Change the area where you place the testosterone patch every night, and wait at least 7 days before you put in on the same site again.
  • Make sure the patch is attached to your skin, especially along the edges. If it loosens, smooth the edges and then the center of the patch with your finger to make sure it's attached completely.
  • If the patch falls off before noon, apply another patch. If it falls off after that, don't apply another patch until your regular time at night. Don't use tape to keep the patch attached.
  • Don't bathe or swim for at least 3 hours after you put a new patch on. Also, heavy exercise or lots of sweating can make your patch fall off.

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Androderm (Testosterone Patch)

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  • The testosterone patch doesn't have to be removed when you're having sex or if you're showering or bathing.