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Androgens

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Androgens Testosterone (Andriol®), Mesterolone (Provironum®) Adult

Androgens - What is it for

Androgens are male hormones. The drug is given when the body is unable to produce enough male hormones.

In men: It can be used to stimulate the beginning of puberty and to increase sperm count.

In women: It can be used to treat certain types of breast growths.

Androgens - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Androgens cause?

Some common side effects that you may experience while on this medication are:

  • Mild nausea

  • Constipation

  • Stomach pain​​

  • Bloating of abdomen or stomach/water retention

  • Temporary loss of appetite

  • Change in sex drive

  • In women, it may cause menstrual dysregulation

These side effects tend to be transient as the body adjusts to the medicine. If they continue or become bothersome, check with the doctor.​

Inform the doctor if there is yellowing of skin, vomiting or swelling of the ankles and fingers.

For female patients, contact the doctor if there is any of the following:

  • Hoarseness or deepening of voice

  • Unnatural hair loss or excessive hair growth

  • Acne

Before taking Androgens , what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Androgens ?

Androgens - Dosage and How to Use

How should Androgens be used?

The medication should be taken after food as directed by your doctor.

Androgens come in oral tablet/capsule and injections.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as possible. But if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the scheduled one. Do not double dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Androgens - Handling

How should I handle Androgens safely?

Androgens - Storage

How should I store Androgens ?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Androgens safely?

Androgens - Additional Information

Diabetic patients should check with your doctor if there is a change in results of your blood or urine sugar tests.

  • Tags: Testosterone
  • Updated on Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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