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Androtas Gel

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Product introduction

Androtas Gel is a medicine used in the treatment of male hypogonadism caused due to low testosterone levels. It is only prescribed to men with known medical conditions. It helps in restoring the level of testosterone in the male body.

Androtas Gel is injected directly into the skin or muscles under the medical supervision of a doctor. The dose and how often you take the injection depends on what you are using it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.
The most common side effects of this medicine include acne, breast enlargement in male, voice change, and injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness). If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.  Some side effects may mean you should stop taking this medicine shortness of breath, frequent or persistent erections, and low sperm count.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Your doctor might perform regular blood tests to keep track of testosterone, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.


Uses of Androtas Gel

  • Treatment of Male hypogonadism

Benefits of Androtas Gel

In Treatment of Male hypogonadism

Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone (male sex hormone). Androtas Gel injections help improve the level of testosterone in your body. This helps in maintaining better sex life, improve overall physical appearance, gives good mood and boost overall confidence. Androtas Gel also helps in muscle building and development of bones. This treatment has few side effects so it is advisable to always take the injection under a doctor’s supervision only. You should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even if you feel better.

Side effects of Androtas Gel

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Androtas

  • Acne
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
  • Altered laboratory test values

How to use Androtas Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Androtas Gel works

Androtas Gel is similar to the natural male hormone, testosterone. It works by replenishing the deficient testosterone levels in adult men. Lack of testosterone may cause various health problems including impotence, infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depressive mood and bone loss.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Androtas Gel is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
UNSAFE
Androtas Gel is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Androtas Gel is not indicated for use in women.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Androtas Gel?

If you miss a dose of Androtas Gel, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Androtas Gel for the treatment of low testosterone levels.
  • It should be applied once a day, preferably in the morning.
  • Apply it as a thin layer onto clean, dry, healthy, unbroken skin over the shoulders or upper arms.
  • Cover the application area after it's dry, otherwise it can rub off on people.
  • Do not apply the gel to the genitals as this may cause irritation.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor red blood cells, liver function, testosterone, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels while taking Androtas Gel.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as frequent or persistent erections, irritability, nervousness or weight gain after starting treatment with this medicine.
  • Your doctor will administer this injection into a muscle or skin.
  • Your doctor may monitor you for 30 minutes after your shot to make sure you do not develop breathing problems or get a severe allergic reaction due to the medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Androgens Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
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Patient concerns

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I want to know about hypogonadism. I think that I've some of indications of it.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly consult nearest doctor
My LH is 12.47 .Is it normal? What should I do?
Dr. Priyanka Shekhar
General Practitioner
Hi I have gone through your reportsAs your LH level is highSuggesting of primary hypogonadismConsult physician for the further guidance
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FAQs

Q. What is Androtas Gel and what it is used for?

Androtas Gel contains a synthetic form of testosterone (a male sex hormone). It is used in the treatment of male hypogonadism (a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone).

Q. How and in what dose should I take Androtas Gel?

Apply this medicine, onto clean, dry intact skin (preferably over abdomen or shoulders) once a day at the same time each day. Rub the gel in gently with one finger until dry, and then cover the area with loose clothing (e.g. T-shirt, shorts, pants). After finishing, wash your hands with soap and water. The dose of this medicine is decided by your doctor and make sure to follow it.

Q. What are the few important things that I should know while taking this medicine?

This medicine, may be transferred from you to the other person from close skin to skin contact. It might result in increase the testosterone levels in the other person. The prolonged or repeated exposure may cause few side effects (excess hair growth, deep voice, menstrual irregularities in women). To prevent this, cover the application site with the loose clothing once the gel has dried and always wash your hands with soap and water after applying it.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Androtas Gel?

The most common side effect of using Androtas Gel is skin reactions at the site of application such as burning or prickling sensation, dryness, rash, redness or itchiness. Other common side effects include acne, abnormal lab test values, and prostatic disorders (such as enlarged prostate, BPH, and elevated PSA). If any of these side effect bother you, please consult with your doctor.

Q. Can Androtas Gel be used for body building purpose?

No, Androtas Gel should not be used for increasing muscle mass and physical ability in healthy individuals, as this may cause harmful effects when used inappropriately. Also, in healthy individuals, if Androtas Gel is given externally, it may cause hormonal imbalance.

Q. Who should not take Androtas Gel?

Androtas Gel should not be given to men with breast cancer, prostate cancer and kidney disease. It should be avoided in patients who had or presently have liver cancer and in those who have increased levels of calcium in blood. It should not be used by females, children below 18 years, and elderly patients more than 65 years of age.

Q. Can Androtas Gel have any harmful effect if I am a diabetic?

Androtas Gel may decrease blood glucose levels, and therefore, the dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced. Consult your doctor for advice.

Q. Will there be a problem if I am taking warfarin and have started Androtas Gel?

You should get blood tests done more frequently for checking your bleeding time (time taken to stop bleeding) when you are taking warfarin along with Androtas Gel, especially when starting and stopping Androtas Gel. Talk to your doctor for advice.

Q. How long does it take for Androtas Gel to show its effects?

While some of the effects of Androtas Gel may start showing effects after 3 weeks, some may take longer. For example, effect on sexual interest appears after 3 weeks, while changes in erections/ejaculations may take up to 6 months.

Q. What are the major health risks associated with Androtas Gel therapy?

The major health risks associated with the use of Androtas Gel in men are heart attack, stroke, and prostatic carcinoma.

Q. What is Androtas Gel and what is it used for?

Androtas Gel is an injectable preparation which contains a synthetic form of testosterone (a male sex hormone). It is used in the treatment of male hypogonadism (a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone).

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Address: Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Country of origin: India

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