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Testosterone

AndroGel is used in testosterone replacement therapy, primarily in adult men with conditions that have lead to a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6405 

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgel#Therapeutic_use 

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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I started on Androgel 5gm pack three weeks ago. I can not believe how I feel human again. I am a 56 yr old male who felt life was pretty much over.
I had all the symptoms of a hypoactive thyroid (this runs in family) however, thyroid tests were normal. Dr. tested my total and free testosterone and it came back at 120 with a normal being 350.
I have more energy, exercise for the first time in years and sleep like a baby. The expected positive sexual benefits have not been realized as of yet, however, I am very pleased with what I have gained as of now.

ANDROGEL GEL PUMP
Has anyone else had a coughing problem from this medication?
My husband started using ANDROGEL GEL PUMP 1% 75 GM, 12.5 MG medication and from the start I started to cough and constant need to clear my throat. Initially, I went on antibiotics, thinking I had a terrible sinus drainage problem that caused the coughing and throat issue. I isolated the coughing down to his medication. He puts his medication on before he goes to work and upon his arrival home I start to cough almost instantly. He started taking showers, thinking that this would help with the coughing; however the showering made it worse. I also cough from Lysol aerosol spray.

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