What happens if you use too much testosterone gel?
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, hair loss, trouble sleeping, change in sexual desire, redness/swelling of the skin, change in skin color, and acne may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
What are the negative effects of testosterone replacement therapy?
What Are the Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
- Acne or oily skin.
- Mild fluid retention.
- Stimulation of prostate tissue, with perhaps some increased urination symptoms such as a decreased stream or frequency.
- Increased risk of developing prostate abnormalities.
- Breast enlargement.
- Increased risk of blood clots.
Is testosterone gel safer?
Testosterone injections are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events when compared to patches and gels, according to a May report in JAMA Internal Medicine.
What are the dangers of taking testosterone?
Testosterone therapy has various risks, including:
- Worsening sleep apnea — a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.
- Causing acne or other skin reactions.
- Stimulating noncancerous growth of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and growth of existing prostate cancer.
When is the best time to apply testosterone gel?
It is usually applied once a day. It is best to apply testosterone gel or solution in the morning. To help you remember to apply testosterone topical, apply it at around the same time every day.
What are the benefits of testosterone gel?
This medicated gel contains testosterone. It is used for hormone replacement in men who are not able to produce enough testosterone (for example, due to hypogonadism). This medication is absorbed through the skin, enters your bloodstream, and helps your body reach normal testosterone levels.